30th April 2014 Pendik to Bebek, Bosphorus Strait

Another Pleasant Spring Morning in Pendik Marina
Another Pleasant Spring Morning in Pendik Marina
Our Nearby Neighbour is a Delightful Traditional Wooden River Boat
Our Nearby Neighbour is a Delightful Traditional Wooden River Boat
Our First Guests for the Season, John and Diana Arrive Early Morning
Our First Guests for the Season, John and Diana Arrive Early this Morning
Soon after Settling in our Friends we Depart the Pendik Marina
Soon after the Arrival of our Friends, we Depart the Pendik Marina
As Always the Marina Staff    Assist with your Departure
As Always the Marina Staff Assist with your Departure
John and Diana Surprisingly Look Well Rested Despite their Long  Flight from Australia
John and Diana Surprisingly Look Well Rested, Despite their Long Flight from Australia
Fishing Boats are Lined up like Soldiers along the Shore at Pendik
Fishing Boats are Lined up like Soldiers along the Shore at Pendik
Travelling West towards the Bosphorus Strait, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia Appear
Travelling West from Pendik towards the Bosphorus Strait, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia Appear in the Distance
The Topkapi Palace was Built between 1459 and 1465 by the Conqueror, Mehmet 11
The Topkapi Palace was Built between 1459 and 1465 by the Conqueror, Mehmet 11
We Approach the Galata Bridge at the Entrance to the Golden Horn
We Approach the Galata Bridge at the Entrance to the Golden Horn
The Galata Tower is a Popular Tourist Site and is the most Recogizable Feature on the Golden Horn
The Galata Tower is a Popular Tourist Site and is the most Recognizable Feature on the Golden Horn
Several Bridges Span the Golden Horn which is one of the Largest Natural Harbours in the World
Several Bridges Span the Golden Horn which is one of the Largest Natural Harbours in the World
Despite the Cool Weather we Enjoyed the Trip up the Golden Horn
Despite the Cool Weather we Enjoyed the Trip up the Golden Horn
We Come Out of the Golden Horn and Continue Up the Bosphorus Strait
We Come Out of the Golden Horn and Continue Up the Bosphorus Strait
Many Visitors on the Galata Tower Today
Many Visitors at the Top of the Galata Tower Today
The Bosphorus Bridge with Ataturk's Ship the "Savaronna" Moored Close By
The Bosphorus Bridge with Ataturk’s Ship the “Savarona” Moored Nearby
Many Ferries Line the Shores at Arnavutkoy In the Bosphorus
Many Ferries Line the Shores at Arnavutkoy In the Bosphorus Strait
Continuing Up the Famous Waterway we Pass the Handsome 19th Century Houses in Yenikoy
Continuing Up the Famous Waterway we Pass the Handsome 19th Century Houses in Yenikoy
Some of these Waterfront Wooden Homes are Extremely Expensive Pieces of Realestate
Some of these Waterfront Wooden Homes are Extremely Expensive Pieces of Real Estate
Bebek Harbour is one of the Few Places Where one can Drop an Anchor in the Bosphorus
Bebek Harbour is one of the Few Places Where one can Drop an Anchor in the Bosphorus
Finally the Black Sea Comes into View
Continuing North Finally the Black Sea Comes into View
The Village Anadolu Kavagi on the Asian side with the Ruins of the Ancient Byzantine Fortress
The Village Anadolu Kavagi, which is on the Asian side of the Bosphorus South of Poraz, has Ruins of an Ancient Byzantine Fortress
We Return to the Busy Fishing Port at the Entrance to the Black Sea
We Return to the Busy Fishing Port at the Entrance to the Black Sea
Turk Feneri is the most Northern Port of the Bosphorus Strait
Turkeli Feneri is the most Northern Port of the Bosphorus Strait on the European Side
The Port Holds Hundreds of Fishing Vessels of all Shapes and Sizes
The Huge Fishing Fleet from Turkeli Feneri Supply  much of the Fish out of the Black Sea to the Great Market in Istanbul
The Large Fishing Fleet from Turkeli Feneri Supply much of the Fish out of the Black Sea to the Huge Population of Istanbul
We Briefly return to Poraz to Show our Friends Where we had Visited a Couple of Times Last Year
We Briefly Enter the Poraz Harbour to Show our Friends Where we had Stayed on a Couple of Occasions Last Year
Motoring South Back Down the Bosphorus we have a Close Encounter with a Large Ship also Heading South
Motoring Back Down the Bosphorus,  a Large Oil Freighter Passes us Quite Closely
To Prevent an Uncomfortable Wash from the Huge Ship we Turn Quickly into it's Wake
To Prevent an Uncomfortable Wash from the Huge Ship we Turn Quickly into it’s Wake
Once Again we Pass the Elegant Homes along the Shores at Yenicoy
Once Again we Pass the Elegant Homes along the Shores at Yenikoy
We Pass Back Under the Bosphorus Bridge
Many Old Grand Residences are beside the Bosphorus Bridge
Many Freighters make their Way to the Black Sea
A Brightly Painted Freighter makes it’s Way to the Black Sea
Once the Anchor was Dropped for the Night in the Bay at Bebek in the Bosphorus Strait, it was Time for Cocktails before Dinner
in the Bosphorus Strait, it was Time for Cocktails
We Drop the Dinghy and Head for Shore for Dinner Tonight
Later the Dinghy was Launched and we made our Way Ashore for the Evening
Once Ashore we Head Towards the Group of Restaurants Along the Shore in Bebek
A Group of Restaurants Along  the Busy Foreshore in Bebek would Certainly Satisfy our Hunger
Dinner Tonight at a Local Steak Restaurant
Dinner Tonight at a Local Steak Restaurant by the Water
Pendick to Bebek
Pendik to Bebek

 

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