Afloat on the ancient Aegean, Marmaris – Muğla

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Sally Verbiest takes pleasure in flying the Kiwi flag off the eastern Mediterranean’s Carian coast.

“I’m in heaven,” exclaimed my brother, Paul, on the first morning of our holiday cruising around the Datca Peninsula of Turkey.

He had just emerged from a pre-breakfast dip in the clear, warm waters of the Southern Aegean. The aroma of freshly baked bread wafted across the bay.

When a friend generously offered us the use of his 13.5-metre yacht late last northern hemisphere summer, it was a question of when rather than if we should go to Turkey. Mid-September seemed the ideal time to go, after the peak European holiday season.
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