Time for a break .....
Trip Start Jun 01, 2007
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Since the last update, we have been crossing between Turkey and Greece and we decided to have one last Greek meal in Simi before we left, despite the fact that we have had very few memorable Greek meals. We finally left, looking forward to Turkish cuisine! On the journey, I took down the very tired Greek flag for the last time on this outing and unfortunately dropped it as I was hoisting the Turkish flag. It was over the side and sinking within seconds - not a very fitting end but it saved me having to throw it away!!
We arrived in a fjord - like inlet with buoys and there was a man in a small wooden rowing boat attracting our attention who kindly took our rope to the buoy and another one to the shore (a job I usually do by swimming). "I'm from Captain Nemo's restaurant" he said and we agreed to celebrate our arrival in Turkey by sampling his fare
Peter writes ....
You'll be pleased to hear that Bridget got her second break from the kitchen the very next day when we pulled into a little bay called Ciftlik. There to greet us and take our ropes was 'Memet', who pointed out to us his restaurant, 'Memets' Place'; quite a contrast from the previous evening. The food was tastier, the range was greater, and the price was half of what we had paid previously.
Ciftlik is a small tourist area which is only about 5 or 6 miles from Marmaris so we are nearly at our winter resting place. Apparently it takes nearly 50 minutes to make the journey by mini-bus (known locally as a 'Dolmush') as the roads are so twisty as they wind their way across the mountainous countryside.
Realising that our summer voyaging is nearing an end it seems a shame that it all has to slow down for several months as we start to shelter from the coming winter weather
We hope to use Marmaris as a winter base to explore some parts of inland Turkey. Equally we also have a long list of jobs to do on the boat before we start our travels again next Spring so we intend to keep busy.
I hope people have found various parts of our travelogue interesting. We intend to keep it running so I'm afraid that you will be getting further updates during the winter months. (Unless you ask to be excused!!).