Exploring the Lycian Coast

It has been some time since my last post, mainly because I have been far too busy sailing and enjoying myself!

After arriving in Marmaris and getting our water pump sorted we sailed to Gocek. First call on the way was a small bay called Sarsila Koyu on the west side of the main Gocek bay. This was my first experience of a very Turkish phenomenon. A beautiful bay surrounded by wooded hillsides, with a pontoon and a first class restaurant. As with many other of these establishments there is no access by road, so all the other diners tend to be fellow yachties. It is free to stay on the pontoon as long as you have dinner in the restaurant.

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Sarsila Koyu

After a night at Sarsila Koyu we headed to Gocek itself for a crew change. Alex, my trusty spanish crewman who helped me get the boat from Sardinia to Turkey was heading back to Barcelona, and Grace would be arriving from Boston. Gocek is a lovely little town and Skopea marina was right next to the centre with dozens of shops, restaurants and three chandlers on the high street!

Sailing around Gocek bay is a delight with many hidden bays and anchorages, each with their own charm.

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Skopea marina by moonlight

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Tourist gullets in Gocek

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Marmaris to Sarsila Koyu 43 NM 8:45 hours

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Sarsila Koyu to Skopea marina, Gocek 8.2NM, 3 hours.

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