Blue Cruise on the Turkish Riviera – St. Nicholas Island
It’s been about a year and half since I traveled to Turkey, and I still have a great deal to share from the journey. I’ve previously posted photos from our Blue Cruise (see here and here), and this will be the third and final entry from that incredible experience.
Our final night aboard the boat was spent just off of St. Nicolas Island. Located near the Turkish city of Fethiye, the island is scattered with churches and ruins dating back to between the fourth and sixth centuries AD. The final morning of the cruise we were given the opportunity to explore the impressive ruins, and take in the spectacular views.
Local Mechanics Repairing Our Anchor – Earlier in the day when our captain attempted to raise the anchor so that we could make our way to this location, everyone was quite surprised when the anchor wouldn’t budge. It took a combination of crew members and passengers to pull the incredibly heavy anchor off of the sea floor so that we could proceed. Luckily, these guys were nearby to get the anchor back in working order, chain-smoking all the while.
Gözleme Prepared Boatside
Hiking Around St. Nicholas Island