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First one on board!

DAY SIX of the Beaches & Ruins Road Trip: KAS.

Our first mission of the morning (after breakfast, that is) was to find a boat trip for the day. It's the best way to beat this crazy heat. The options at the harbor included a visit to Greece (basically a passport-stamping mission), a trip to Kekova Sound (we plan to drive there tomorrow), and an island tour, which is what we choose to do. Well, it’s what Lisa and I choose to do… I think Steve went along with things because he was outvoted by two determined ladies!

We ended up on one of the boats we had checked out last night. The owner was certainly a good salesman, spoke English well, and gave us a minor discount of 20YTL off. We paid just over 40YTL per person.
Look at the color of that water! It was perfectly clear too.
The best part was that it was a smaller boat, and we would be sharing it will just nine other passengers (they were all Turkish).   

We left at 10am. Lisa and I were excited about the itinerary, which included hopping to various islands for swim stops…and really not much else. Since Steve is not crazy about boats unless there is diving involved, he spent his day hiding from the sun, napping, and listening to his iPod. The water was so cool, clear, blue and refreshing… swimming was excellent and the two of us spent a good amount of time in the water working on our “synchronized” swimming routines. We aren’t too good (yet!) and got to laughing so hard that we nearly drowned.  

For lunch, the captain’s cousin had caught a tuna and bought it to the boat just before we departed. Talk about fresh fish. I don’t like tuna, but was very happy with the meze and salads I was served. Lisa and Steve kept eating the tuna (cubed and grilled with vegetables on skewers) until I thought they would explode. They kept exclaiming about how good it was, and it made me wish I liked fish.  

We arrived back at the harbor at 6pm. I had worn sunscreen but Lisa had skipped it and looked like a radioactive tomato. It will turn into a dark tan by tomorrow, like it always does. Life is so unfair. Wait, did I just say life is unfair? Not true… life is GOOD. And life on the Mediterranean? It's just great.


 
 
stabber911 says:
I really love the picture of the color of the water.. it is so beautifully blue.
Posted on: Dec 10, 2008
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First one on board!
First one on board!
Look at the color of that water! I…
Look at the color of that water! …
On the Mediterranean.
On the Mediterranean.
Now thats a fresh lunch.
Now that's a fresh lunch.
The captain/cook grilling our lunc…
The captain/cook grilling our lun…
Tuna on skewers.
Tuna on skewers.
Lunch is served.
Lunch is served.
Everyone else sits together... but…
Everyone else sits together... bu…
Dipping into the super clear, supe…
Dipping into the super clear, sup…
Do Not Disturb!
Do Not Disturb!
Our swim spot.
Our swim spot.
Steve extends his legs and promptl…
Steve extends his legs and prompt…
I had some issue with the self por…
I had some issue with the self po…
Lisa in the Mediterranean.
Lisa in the Mediterranean.
Our home on the boat.
Our home on the boat.
Me and our boat.
Me and our boat.
Our neighbors at the swimming spot.
Our neighbors at the swimming spot.
Thats true BLUE!
That's true BLUE!
Lisa and I work on synchronized sw…
Lisa and I work on synchronized s…
Kas from the water.
Kas from the water.
Sweet hotel pup.
Sweet hotel pup.
Happy hour.
Happy hour.
Dinner at Hadrians Hotel.
Dinner at Hadrian's Hotel.
Steves dinner has a face.
Steve's dinner has a face.
Kas
photo by: Auditarchi