How to beat the heat in the Mediterranean.
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July 24th, 2008 – by: cmgervais
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.
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.
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