Uncharted Territory

We decided our first stop past Marmaris would be Ciftlik, otherwise known as ancient Phalarus. There were a multitude of choices but this bay looked good, just tucked behind Ciftlik Adasi (island).

We got there to find a multitude of ramshackle jetties with men with flags trying to attract our attention. Each jetty belongs to a restaurant and completion was fierce.

We settled on one and motored inside a series of jetties right up to the beach. We pulled up with half a metre of water under or keels, 10m from the beach. Perfect. It was a really popular spot, being a easy sail for the charterers coming from Marmaris. Eventually the whole place filled up, with another Lagoon 421 blocking the entrance so we were definitely there for the night. It was quite a happening place with a couple of flotillas of charter boats all there as well.

Next day we were off again and heading for Bozuk Buku, where the ancient Hellenistic citadel still guards the entrance. Once again, there were restaurants with men with flags but we passed and anchored and tied off to the rocks. Beautiful place for a swim and a walk around the citadel.

Next day, we took a short cut through Greece, past Simi, and back into Turkey west along the Dorian Promontory. Once again, we had wind on the nose, so we called it a day and pulled into Ova Buka, otherwise known as Kalaboshi. Nice bay, out of the wind with a nice Turkish resort on the beach.

Moving along in a vain attempt to catch up on this blog, we spent the next day rounding Cape Krio and getting within striking distance of Bodrum. Our last stop before Bodrum was Mersincik on the north coast of Datca Yarimadasi. Once again, a nice anchorage with good swimming.

Then it was off to Bodrum.

For photos of Ciftlik see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202028984639086.1073741928.1620379103&type=1&l=c876917836

For photos of Bozuk Buku see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202036446225621.1073741929.1620379103&type=1&l=967c6fe91d

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