BODRUM - TURKEY

June 1 - 4 Bodrum

We had booked a flight from Bodrum airport, leaving in the wee hours of the morning for Istanbul, where Chris would catch his flight back to Canada. So we decided to spend a few days exploring Bodrum and driving the Bodrum Peninsula.

Bodrum is much like Marmaris, a tourist town with lots of restaurants and shopping options, but still charming in its own way.
The Castle of St. Peter
stands sentinel over the town of Bodrum. Gulets and other boats dot the anchorage in the twin bays separated by the castle.

The enchanting vehicle free eastern sector of Bodrum contains narrow cobblestone streets bordered by shops surrounding the castle walls.

We spent an afternoon taking a closer look at the Castle, Bodrum's most distinctive landmark, converted to a museum with international acclaim.

Although the Castle is renown for its underwater archaeological exhibits, we were disappointed that most of the displays were closed when we were there. But the views over Bodrum were great.

Views from the top of the castle Defence Walls


Stern tied Gulets line the shore below  

Earthenware Jars and pots were used to transport oil, wine and dry foods in ancient times


Time flew by and it was time for Chris to leave us. As always, parting was difficult and we will look forward to our next adventures together in another foreign country!

June 4 We returned to Marmaris Marina where the hot temps prompted us to get out into the open water and do a bit of cruising along the Datca Peninsula.