Serce Limani, Ciftlik Limani and Marmaris

 

We sailed into Shipwreck Bay or Serce Limani on our way to Ciftlik Limani. Watching a gulet depart from the bay, it seemingly sailed out of rock. The harbour is tricky with shifting winds and gusts. In Bodrum, at the Castle of St Peter, there is an Underwater Archeological museum and Glass museum. It was in Serce Limani that the Byzantine Shipwreck was found full of exquisite glass. You see the glass under low light in the museum to protect its colours. The Byzantine ship foundered in the 11th Century. Rod Heikell reminds me that the excavation of the ship was carried out by Dr George Bass, they know the crew was Byzantine and not Islamic, because although the crew made it to shore, all food and effects were left on board and in the food their were pork bones and remnants.

Azure seas in Serce Limani
Azure seas in Serce Limani

 

We had a pleasant motor to Ciftlik Limani and were waved into the dock of Azmak’s restaurant. It is always wonderful to have help on the dock, not to mention electricity. We swam and watched all the boats come in including gulets with music turned up so the whole bay can hear it.

Eating right on the beach at Azmak’s, with locals and tourists. Some of the freshest, tastiest sea bass, prepared so that it was tender and moist.

Azmak's in Ciftlik Limani
Azmak’s in Ciftlik Limani

 

The next morning we were on a longer stretch to get to Marmaris. We want to be in on Saturday as Rene and Richard arrive on Sunday morning.

Coming in to Netsel Marina and the Castle
Coming in to Netsel Marina and the Castle

Happy Birthday to Kim B and Sonya, hope you both get spoiled. Here is James, singing you Happy Birthday.

Marmaris
Marmaris