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Spent the day wasting time in Goçek, buying Turkish Delight and making friends with the local cats. Late flight home and a foggy landing followed by an even foggier drive back to Dorset, which made it a very long day. … Continue reading

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Wall Bay back to Goçek

The next morning was windless, as is not uncommon, and Wall Bay’s steep wooded sides made it a suntrap and it was soon hot. I wanted to walk, though, as I had not really done so since Fethiye. The last … Continue reading

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Coldwater Creek to Wall Bay

The restaurant at Coldwater Creek, up a flight of stone steps from the beach and commanding magnificent views, had been a highlight for me when I had been before. But late in the season as we were, it was dark … Continue reading

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Fethiye to Coldwater Creek

Leaving Fethiye harbour we have a lovely beat down the eastern shore of the gulf in 15-20 kts of wind which comes at us pretty consistently but heads us a little nearer the coast. Coldwater Creek is quite close to Karacaoren, … Continue reading

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A Morning in Fethiye

The next morning we walked into Fethiye. Fethiye is a pleasant town with a bustling but compact centre, at its heart is the warren-like bazaar. At the top of my shopping list was the tackiest fridge magnet I could find, … Continue reading

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Karacaoren to Fethiye

Departing Karacaoren we decided to sail past Ölüdeniz, a beach resort with its own idyllic looking lagoon. My Dad had stayed there in the ’70s and wanted to see if it had changed, he said it had not; I can only say … Continue reading

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Keppi Creek to Karacaoren

Our second full day of cruising took us accross the Gulf of Fethiye and to it’s eastern shores. Emerging from Keppi Creek we motored through the narrow channel between the mainland and Domuz Island. After drifting for half an hour … Continue reading

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Goçek to Keppi Creek

The first full day was a shakedown cruise to Keppi Creek, fourteen or so miles out of Goçek and tucked away in the south-western corner of the Gulf. The wind in Turkey, or this part of Turkey at least, is … Continue reading

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Off to Turkey

So I’m off to Turkey again with my Dad, skipper Al and game passenger Terry. I love Turkey, it’s a very beautiful country and the people are friendly and welcoming. Yet I return with a little trepidation since it is only … Continue reading

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