1st May 2014 Bebek, Bosphorus Strait to Marmara Port, Marmara Island

A Very Early Start for us Today as we Intend Travelling all the Waay to Marmara Island in the South East of the Marmara Sea
A Very Early Start for us Today as we Intend Travelling all the Way to Marmara Island in the South East of the Marmara Sea
The Savarona was the Yacht Built in the Early 1900’s and was Used by Ataturk the Famous Turkish Leader
Sunrise Over the Bosphorus
Early Morning Shadows over Istanbul
The Ciragan Palace which Operates now as a 5 Star Luxury Hotel
The Galata Tower Overlooking the Entrance to the Bosphorus
Haghia Sofia was Built more than 1400 Years Ago
The Blue Mosque Nearby was Built Later in the Early 1600’s
Local Fishermen make an Early Start to their Day
Once out of the Bosphorus in the Marmara Sea, Many Huge Ships Lie on Anchor by the Strait
Approaching Marmara Island the Scarred Hills of the Marble Quarries come into View
Breakfast is Served !
Diana Enjoying the Breakfast Experience on Anchor in the Saraylar Port
Marble Statues Line the Shores of the Small Marble Mining Town on the Mid North Coast of Marmara Island
Continuing down the West Coast of the Island we Arrive at the Marmara Township
John Looking Quite Jovial Today !!
Entering the Peaceful Old Marmara Port
A Space is Available for us Amongst the Fishing Boats in the Old Port
Looking Back to the Entrance
A Fisherman Arrives with Fish, Lobster and a Rather Large Octopus for Sale
John Decides to Purchase a Local Lobster
The Tangaroa Surrounded by Local Fishing Boats
At the Local Market we Meet Emin who Spends 6 Months in Istanbul and 6 Months on Marmara Island Every Year
Our New Acquaintance, Emin Invites us to his Delightful Villa to Collect some Local Wine to take to the Restaurant he Suggested we all Dine at this Evening
The Lovely View over the Water from Emin’s Villa 10 Minutes from the Main Township
The Boys !
The Girls !
The Main Street of Marmara Town
Great Dinner Tonight in the Small Local Restaurant Called “Pasazula”
Meat Souvlakis, Grilled Vegetables, Salad on the Menu Tonight and Esme (a Spicy Chilli/Tomato Meze) Specially Prepared for us for Starters
The Municipal Dogs of Marmara Gathering in the Street
No it is Time for After Dinner Tea at Boncuk
Emin Ordered Island Tea which was Recommended for Good Sleep
Last Stop Before Returning to the Boat!!
Bekek to Marmara Island
Bekek to Marmara Island


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