Cruising down the coast in a Gulet boat with friends and great food is a blast…… and on this particular day we were entering the Dalyan river from the Aegean through a freshwater marsh jam packed with blue crabs and loggerhead turtles, that according to our guide got as big as 3 meters across…. the turtles love eating the crabs, and they lay their eggs on sandbanks in the marsh. Yep that’s me on the right side of the boat, and the eager lad poking his head through the life preservers is the newly minted Dr. Jason Myers…. It would be hard to describe how beautiful Turkey is including from the water, but here is a shot that gives you a clue— Note the monumental Hellenistic tombs in the cliffs
in the distance. We were heading for the ancient site of Kaunos.
I agree with the turtles— blue crabs are yummy, whether you’re in Maryland or Turkey. We sampled a couple from the fishermen who are holding the crabs for the shot. Life is good on the Gulet boat— thanks Levent and Mel for some of these shots!!