Which way to the Beach?

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Dolmus - Bozcaada
Today was rough, really rough. First, we ate breakfast in a courtyard covered with vines and fruit trees. A typical Turkish breakfast consists of fresh bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, olives, a hard-boiled egg, and çay (tea). I love çay! Sometimes I even get it for free. :)

After breakfast we took a mini dolmus (bus) to Ayazma beach on the Aegean side. There were maybe 30 people there at the very most.  We met a fellow traveler from Spain, named Eduardo and he hung out with us at the beach.  I must say that it felt like heaven as we laid on the beach with the sun beating down and the warm breeze blowing on us while watching the sea, the barges float by, and as we read. In case you're wondering, I'm reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.
Ayazma Beach
After a while, I would become warm from the sun and would go in the water. The best way to approach the frigid water is to run towards it full speed then dive in, and try not to scream like a banshee when you come up for air. After you come up for air, swim around to keep warm.   
 
After a hard day at the beach, my friend and I decided to go to one of the restaurants that overlooked the harbour. We ended up going to the first restaurant we saw called Yosun. The head waiter took very good care of us. We picked out our appetizers and the rest was a pleasant surprise. Two sea bass were brought out for our inspection and Nina had a nice glass of local white wine while I contented myself with a cold Efes beer.
Ayazma Beach
The appetizers which consisted of marinated peppers, aubergines, cured fish, and salad were brought out with fresh toasted bread. When the cooked fish arrived we were not sure how to eat it because everything was still attached (thankfully the head had been removed)! The waiters proceeded to dissect and remove all the unneccessary parts. We were quite impressed with the procedure! Afterwards we were presented with a lovely dessert of ice cream and what seemed to be a dessert couscous of brown sugar and cinnamon with nuts and raisins. To finish the fantastic meal we were given a small glass of Turkish coffee (strong stuff!) and a liqueur. The saucer had rose petals all around it and a mini rosebud was placed next to the cup. It was our most expensive meal here in Turkey, which still isn't expensive by Canadian standards, but it was absolutely worth it!
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Dolmus - Bozcaada
Dolmus - Bozcaada
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Ayazma Beach
Yosun Restaurant - appetizers: cur…
Yosun Restaurant - appetizers: cu…
Yosun Restaurant - salad
Yosun Restaurant - salad
Yosun Restaurant - sea bass
Yosun Restaurant - sea bass
Yosun Restaurant - ice cream with …
Yosun Restaurant - ice cream with…
Yosun Restaurant - Turkish coffe w…
Yosun Restaurant - Turkish coffe …
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