Sailing the Turkish seas

Updated: Feb 3, 2019

Across the Turkish seas.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,

Life is but a dream.

Yesterday afternoon we disembarked Jasmin, our trusty gullet and home for 4 days. It was a blur of blue seas, sunshine (and consequently sunscreen), succulent food and plenty of good conversation.

Despite the cruise being only 4 days long, it is quite hard to distinguish between the days. However key highlights include waking up every morning and jumping straight into the water, a visit to a strange pirate bar whereby the bar staff were more interested in dancing aggressively amongst themselves than serving us, visiting the quaint town of Simena, the amazing food cooked by our chef in his tiny kitchen and the boys acting manly by having beers in the ocean at night-time when in reality they were simply paddling a mere meter from the boat with floating devices for fear of something attacking them.

The crew working the gullet were fantastic. Rumour has it our chef used to work on a luxury liner, which explained why he was able to whip up amazing different lunches and dinners despite being limited to only a few ingredients.

Our fellow passengers (as usual, a bunch Aussies and Kiwis with Tom being the token Brit) were good fun, with plenty of banter.  Apparently we were one of the best groups the crew had ever had - which really meant we were the most boring as none of us got completely sloshed and/or hooked up each other. To top all of this off, our white British bodies managed to not get badly sunburnt. Result!

Despite the fact it still feels like the seas are rolling, we are definitely on land. Today we spend a day in Fethiye recovering from our cruise, washing our clothes, and planning our later summer travels. This will likely all be done in the safety of our air conditioned room as temperatures are likely to hit high 30s/low 40s.  Uh oh.

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