Roadtrip to Köycegiz together with Jerker and Zuzu
Monday we invited our new friends from Australia, Sharon and Geoff for tacos. They came over to ask us about the cockpit enclosure because they also wanted one on their sailboat. We invited them for dinner so they could really check out the space we now have outside.
Tuesday we went on a roadtrip together with Jerker and Zuzu. First they took us to see a caniyon where we should have a hike one day. We were not prepered for a hike this day.
It goes up a valley with beautiful scenaries.
Steep mountains right from the road
Not much water in the river now
Then we drove to Köycegiz, its a small village by the lake where you find Dalyan at the end.
Not many people to see here at this time of the year but I can believe this is a busy place during the high season.
We stopped for lunch and there were a lot of cats and dogs wanted some attention. (we were not allowed to feed them, because the restaurant owner did that)
Me and Zuzu
You can use a lot of stuff to decorate the village!
Later that week the weather forcast was not good, with a lot of wind, so after the roadtrip we sailed south to “our” anchorage, south in the bay. The first night we were alone, only a local fishermans boat came along.
The next day Sharon and Geoff came over to anchor and later the bay was filled up with Mike, and a catamaran with a guy from Romania onboard, Bobby. Later we also met his girlfriend Gül who is from Türkiye. So it was an international anchorage!
Thursday we did a hike together with Sharon and Geoff. We took the dinghys to the marina next to us and parked them there. We walked along the sea/marina before we started climbing up the hill.
Right up the hill we had the view into the bay where everyone else was anchoring.
The view back to town
We walked up to Nimara Cave. Nice walk and easy to find.
Amazing place, imaging that people lived here many years ago.
Astor, Geoff and Sharon
Astor, Geoff and me
The opening where we came in
You can read more about the cave on Marmaris` website
We went down another way
Further on we went to a viewpoint before we went back to the boat
Sharon, me, Astor, Geoff and Bobby, having dinner in our boat Thursday. Sharon and Geoff invited us for dinner Wednesday, and Bobby and Gül made the dinner on Friday. Very social! (Mike is behind the camera)
Saturday the bad weather was over and we headed back to town. It was nice sailwind so we hoisted the sails. We saw it was a regatta going on but we didn`t realised they started before it was to late. Suddenly we were surrounded by the regattaboats and they were shouting at us to get out of the way!
We changed the direction so we had the same direction as all the other boats and they were sailing on both sides of us.
It was a very stressful situation when you see 15 boats coming right on your way!
Some of the were pritty close
But it was a nice spot though!
After we came to our anchorage in town we could calm down and watch this guy while he was kiting
In the evening we went to our favourite restaurant Sevgiyolu to have dinner and do some work at our computers. We don`t have much internett in the boat at the moment, so we need a place to download photoes/videos and other things.
We wanted to sit there for a while so we ordered a bottle of redwine and got this lovely starters as usual.
Then we had the main course, and later on we also had dessert, for the first time here. Pancake with icecream, delicious! For starters, main course, dessert, a bottle of redwine, and water, we paid 369 NOK, for two persons!!
And we also had this cat as company
Sunday we went first to the market before we took the bus to Icmeler together with Sharon and Geoff.
We took the bus to the end of the beach and walked back and further up to town
We walked along one of the rivers
We went to Florida restaurant where we had som breakfast/lunch.
Sharon is good at taking selfies!
After breakfast/lunch we walked back to Marmaris.
I guess it is hard to get back on the road for this car
It was also regatta this day, but to get wind they had to go out of the bay.
What came first? The promenade or the trees??
A video from our walk from Icmeler to Marmaris!
We have now been in Türkiye for two months and have one left. Days are running and we still have things to do. We take each day as it comes and it is difficult to plan something because of the weather. It is still much better weather than home in Norway though!
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