14th September 2013 Marmara, Marmara Island

Tangaroa Safely Positioned Along the Pier
Tangaroa Safely Positioned Along the Pier
The Delightful Port of Marmara
The Delightful Port of Marmara
This Fishing Boat Needs a Good Coat of Paint
This Fishing Boat Needs a Good Coat of Paint
Marmara Port has Been a Working Port for the Island Since Ancient Times
Marmara Port has Been a Working Port for the Island Since Ancient Times
Fishing is One of the Industries of the Island
Our Delightful Italian Friends Dan and Giulia by Chance Happen to be in the Port
Buses Leave from Beside the Cafe to Take Passengers to Other Towns on the Island. As the Bus was not Leaving until 5pm for the Marble Town of Saraylar, we Negotiated a Price to Hire a Taxi and Together With Our Italian Friends we Set Off to the Other Side of the Island.
Overlooking Marmara Port
Looking Across to Avsa Adasi
Looking Across to Avsa Adasi
We Pass Through the Small Town of Topagac
Topagac Harbour
Marmara Island is Densley Wooded in the Valleys and Hills Below the Rocky Mountains Behind
The Hamlet and Harbour at Topagac
A Small Sheltered Bay in Mermerck Limani Prior to Reaching the Town of Sarayalar 
The Marble Coastline of the North of Marmara Island is Where Some of the Purest White Marble in the World has been Mined for Thousands of Years
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Looking North Towards Nisi Adasi off the Marble Coastline
All of a Sudden the Scarred Hills of the Marble Quarries Appear as we Approach Saraylar
Dan Behind the Lens, Capturing the Hills of the Marble Quarries Behind the Town
Approaching Saraylar are Many Marble Statues by the Water
Saraylar with the Marble Waste Hills Behind
We arrive in Saraylar
We Arrive at the Saraylar Town Port Area
The Fishing Port in the Centre of the Town is Lined with the Local Marble
The Working Port Nearby is Where the Marble is Shipped to All Around Europe
The Working Port Nearby is Where the Marble is Shipped to All Around Europe
As we Depart Saraylar we Pass a Couple of the Locals Out for a Saturday Drive
Looking South Towards the Islands East of the Kapidag Peninsular
Back at the Port in Marmara, the Fishermen Hoist their Nets in Preparation for the Next Trip
We Repay Some Hospitality to Dan and Giulia by Inviting Them to Dinner
Once Again we had a Fabulous Day in the Company of our Italian Friends Dan and Giulia

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