Salmakis our wonderful home for a week.Sailing from Marmaris to Bodrum off the coast of Turkey on a 90 foot ketch with 5 staff to cater to our every whim and 10 lovely people to enjoy it with... this is now my idea of heaven. Amazing holiday with some wonderful and interesting friends and we will certainly be trying to do it again.... never knew it before but it was just the perfect holiday..... not that I don't want to have horse riding holidays, as they are pretty special as well, just different.
We meanded in and out of quiet little coves and around small and even tiny islands of the Turkish coastline where the rugged scenery changed quite dramatically but the water was calm and the weather for the weeks cruise was beautiful although we had a bit of a shower one day it wasn't enough to bother anyone.
Knidos ruins were extremely impressive, still today, after being built in the 4th Century BC. It was actually at it's peak 330 - 331BC and was an impressive trading port much in evidence still today and I just wonder how many buildings built today will be in existence 5,000 years from now
A superb cruise was had by all and I couldn't thank our friends for making it so special for us and the crew and staff her work for Salmakis also made a huge difference to our enjoyment.
After sadly saying goodbye to the crew and some of our friends 6 of us travelled back to Istanbul by car visiting Ephesus, Izmi, Gallopoli, Troy and many other wonderful places.
An amazing two week holiday and one that really recharged the batteries for both Nigel and I and really whetted the appetite for another sailing holiday somewhere else in the world, but not sure if will ever be as good as the week we have just had on Salmakis.