Raderstorf World Wide Adventure

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Sailing, Seasickness and Buckets of Baklava - By Ben

When we left Istanbul we flew to Dalaman where we rented a twenty meter sailing Gulet. The best part was we didn’t even have to sail it, the crew of four took care of everything. All of the meals were included and were delicious. Our first day out we sailed around islands that looked like they could have been in Colorado (the ocean and jumping dolphins were a little out of place). One had a single permanent resident, Gilligan Bunny. We spent our first night in a beautiful sheltered cove on one of the islands.

The next day was much less enjoyable. For the first time we entered open sea and all were greatly affected by the tossing and rolling of the ocean. Breakfast was lost by all but Dad. The three hours of sailing were very uncomfortable. We finally arrived at our destination, but were soon off by small boat to explore the ruins of Karnos. It was our first roman ruins, so we were amazed, but we had not seen Ephesus or Rome itself. The city had been vastly populated, until malaria came and wiped out everyone. We also went to a mud bath, but I, for my cold’s sake decided to stay dry.

Our last full day, we sailed to the port of Marmaris. Quin had lost major bets the night before to our cook, Cemil, and our captain, Cemal, so he had to buy 4 kilos of baklava. His bank account didn’t like it so much, but the rest of us did, yum, yum, yum!! We spent the night across the harbor in a small cove. I was surprised that baklava didn’t cause us to lose our cookies again, even on the calm waters of the harbor. We left the boat and soon were on our way to Ephesus (see blog).

To see the Pics, click Here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/raderstorfwwa/sets/241981/
Ephesus : http://www.flickr.com/photos/raderstorfwwa/sets/244108/

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