We arrived at Pamukkale at 4:30 in the afternoon yesterday, hoping that the tour buses would have already been and gone. Most had, but there were still plenty of people at the site. The approach to Pamukkale is nothing spectacular: But, once atop the hill, it’s easy to see why Pamukkale is a World Heritage … Continue reading


Besides being a popular port-of-call for cruising sailors and charter boats, Bozburun is also a pretty impressive boat-building center. In the harbor, there were quite a few beautiful, wooden schooners and ketches and we suspect that most of them were built right here by local shipwrights and carpenters. And they do it all, starting with … Continue reading

A Day Off

The sparsely inhabited Hisarönü peninsula, which lies south of the bustling tourist party town of Marmaris (which we intentionally avoided) is a favorite of cruisers. It’s surprisingly reminiscent of the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Difficult to get to by land, but sporting beautiful coves and anchorages, it is mostly ignored by the guidebooks. The … Continue reading