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Gulet Holiday Turkey, October 2004



Blue Cruise East - boat: Aganda. 
Organisation: Explore

Capt Ali, Cook and anchor man Ramazan, Hassan (barman) and Murat (crew)



13 Saklikent Gorge entrance




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Fethiye

Xanthos

Saklikent Gorge

Kas & Kalkan

Lycia

Lycian Way

Kekova and Kale

Gemiler Island



Thankyou to Celia for the following description of cruise:



Day 1 - Transfer from Dalaman airport to Fethiye. Meet Gulet in Fethiye and sail to Paradise Bay. Overnight here (motoring 40mins/5miles)



Day 2 - Motor to Yesil Koy opposite kalkan, swim & snorkel am and lunchtime motor into Kalkan Harbour. Either look around kalkan or optional trip to Xanthos (ancient Lycian capital city) and Salikent Gorge. Return to Gultt in kalkan. Evening motor to bayinder bay opposite Kas. Impossible to go further east due to bad weather. Overnight here (motor 6.5 hrs/78miles). Unbelievable storm - wrecked fish farm Fish seen making break for freedom ;-))



Day 3 - After breakfast left bayinder bay to sail to Fineke. Hugh waves and very strong wind with boat hardly moving meant alteration to plans! Headed into top end of Kekova Bay, mooring in beautiful narrow bay with Kingfishers. No road access so couldn't go to Arcanda. Evening motor round corner to Ucagiz village. Four people escape to land - Another almighty thunderstorm - Celia convinced lightening struck mast (shes allowed to hallucinate on this trip!) (1.5hrs/18 miles).



Day 4 - Morning. Meet minibus in Ucagiz (wearing bin liners) and drive to Olympos Beach and Cirali Village. Rest stop en route - gorgeous cats and pomegranite juice and gozleme (savory pancake). Go to Chimera first and afternoon visit to Olympos or sit on beach.

Three of us stayed with Gulet, walked on Lycian Way, admired Lycian Tombs, lunched on board and motored accross to Tersane Bay - and the land of the rabbits! Overnight in kekova Bay - more rain and storms! (Two dogs getting friendly??)



Day 5 - No sea kayaking today - weather meant risk of capsize. Morning visit to Kale - crusader castle, Lycian tombs. Ruth swam. Motor over ruins of Kekova 'sunken city'and moor in Tersane Bay, snorkeling, swimming and canoeing. Sunshine, escape rain by motoring to Bayinder bay opposite Kas. Overnight here - calm! (1.5 hrs/18 miles).



Day 6 - Morning spent in Bayinder Bay enjoying the sun and sea. After lnch, motored into kas harbour (2hrs). Loads of time for eating, shopping, drinking, dancing. Leave Kas 0400 - hopefully with everyone aboard! :-) (motoring 6 hrs/72 miles)



Day 7 - AM arrive Gemiler Is, look around ruins and walk to top. Gemiler Island is covered in the ruins of a town dating from the Byzantine era and give good snorkeling around underwater ruins. It is also the birthplace of St Nicholas and is subject to the purveyors of Turkish Pancakes - yum!. Ok so, Father Christmas came from Turkey?....PM motor to Kizilada Is and back accross to Samanli Bay (managed to raise sails en route and sail - NO MOTOR HURRAH!! But someone indicated he wanted to swim....! Steve & Ruth put ashore for walk and photos. Overnight here (motor 4 hrs/12 miles)



Day 8 - Sail into Fethiye harbour AM. 14 people stowaway on board Gulet for cruise west, refusing to go home........:-))

But if we had, we'd have missed the fish market and cafes.......;-))



Thankyou everyone for your good humour and companionship.










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01 meeting the neighbours!
01 meeting the neighbours!
02 Evening photo of boat
02 Evening photo of boat
03 Sunrise en route to Kalkan
03 Sunrise en route to Kalkan
04 Sunrise handrail
04 Sunrise handrail
05 Xanthos, amphitheatre
05 Xanthos, amphitheatre
06 Xanthos, amphitheatre
06 Xanthos, amphitheatre
07 Xanthos, Lycian tomb detail
07 Xanthos, Lycian tomb detail
08 Xanthos, Roman (left) and Lycian tombs
08 Xanthos, Roman (left) and Lycian tombs
09 Xanthos, floor mosaic, byzantine church
09 Xanthos, floor mosaic, byzantine church
10 Xanthos,  Lycian tomb
10 Xanthos, Lycian tomb
11 Xanthos,  Lycian tomb
11 Xanthos, Lycian tomb
12 Xanthos, Cyclamen
12 Xanthos, Cyclamen
13 Saklikent Gorge entrance
13 Saklikent Gorge entrance
14 Saklikent Gorge
14 Saklikent Gorge
15 Saklikent Gorge
15 Saklikent Gorge
16 Saklikent Gorge
16 Saklikent Gorge
17 Saklikent Gorge
17 Saklikent Gorge
18 Saklikent Gorge
18 Saklikent Gorge
19 Saklikent Gorge
19 Saklikent Gorge
20 Groupies in Saklikent Gorge
20 Groupies in Saklikent Gorge
21 Ruth bouldering in Saklikent Gorge
21 Ruth bouldering in Saklikent Gorge
22 Sesame stooks
22 Sesame stooks
23 View to minaret in hillside village
23 View to minaret in hillside village
24 Kalkan street with urchin
24 Kalkan street with urchin
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