Tombs & Ruins
Hot & humid but thankfully breezy
30 July 2010 | Kekova Roads
Hopefully the temperature has now peaked, although surprisingly we seem to have coped pretty well by timing and minimising the use of the oven and maximising the use of the fans.
So far the solar panels have been great keeping the beer cool, the batteries topped up and reducing the need to run the engine.
We've now moved down the coast, passed Marmaris, refuelled and provisioned in Gocek and sailed on down passed Kalkan and Kas before finally settling in a place called Kekova Roads. This is a pleasant stretch of water sheltered by a long island, which has enough anchorages to allow us to swinging free on the anchor and catch the breeze, and it's surprisingly quiet. There are plenty of ruins, rock tombs and sarcophagus scattered around to allow anyone to become totally stoned out which we have!
The wildlife enroute has been good with occasional sightings of dolphins, numerous turtles, one of which seemed totally unbothered as we snorkelled over it in about 3-4 metres of water. There was even a flying fish that landed on deck as we sailed down which Cathie bravely threw back.
We'll probably start to move back up the coast towards Gocek soon, but not before we've had some more chill days, stripped off and soaking up the rays, in between frequent dips in the cool water, as you watch the eagles soaring overhead. Yes trust us, it's really that heavenly, but we know that we've got to move soon as we're running low on new books although we've discovered the talking books on iTunes, so we might be able to last a bit longer!