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Blue Cruise Short History
The year is 1925. The setting is a courtroom in Ankara. The judge makes a verdict: Exile to Bodrum! And for three years! He knew there was nothing that could be done other than set off as soon as possible and serve his sentence. He is Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli a writer of novels, short-stories and essays, as well as being a keen ethnographer and travelogue.
Later in life he referred himself as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus" (Bodrum city in antiquity).
He is the man responsible for bringing the formerly sleepy fishing town of Bodrum, as well as the entire shoreline of the Blue Cruise, to the attention of yachtsmen around the world and by extension, for paving the way towards the formation of international tourist attraction the region became. It wasnt easy getting to Bodrum due to bureaucracy and the transport conditions back then. So he struggled to get to his place of exile for six whole months. His arrival in Bodrum however became the first paragraph of a long story.
When the old minibus had turned the curve at the top of the hill, the navy blue sea spread all the way out. As the line of sight became clearer then the islands, then the shores that envelop the sea in crowded capes and bays, then two harbours in the shape of a crescent right in the middle, then a peninsula that carries a castle He thought the name Bodrum (Meaning basement in Turkish) has darkness, an emptiness that troubles the soul, this place lit my inside instead. He was already in love with Bodrum. The man wasnt wrong the light during his exile days in Bodrum first lit his life up and then ours from his writings.
After the exile was over, inspired by the name of Bodrum in ancient times, he adopted the alias "Fisherman of Halicarnassus". He chartered the gulet 'Yatagan' of a sponge hunter for some adventure trips along the Aegean coast and succeeded in writing numerous well known literature work.
In his writings, Cevat Sakir tells us about his journeys and people he met. He later named these very humble sailing trips "Blue Cruise" (Mavi Yolculuk in Turkish).
Life on Boat
You could lounge on the deck feeling the sun, sipping your favorite drink; read your favorite novel or explore the turquoise deep with your snorkel.
Deck ladders down to the sea and deck showers to get the salt off come in really handy. Water sport equipment are also available for rent at most beaches.
Land trips to plenty of ancient ruins to visit are extras. You can even fish for your supper and your cook will gladly prepare for you.
Mealtimes are another form of entertainment with all that exquisite Turkish cuisine and wonderful conversation. Having a meal under the stars on a serene sea, gently touching the sides of the boat is an experience not to be missed.
For those who prefer a different view each day and are prepared for the changing moods of Mother Nature, a holiday on a gulet yacht is the perfect solution.
What should be taken with?
At least two swimming suit.High protection sun lotion, Sun protection cap, Protective lipstick, The attire should be according to warm (night) - hot (day time) empratures, Camera or/and handycam, Sun tan towels and personel towels.
A memory book to note your happy moments.No shoes are allowed on board, just bring your sneaker or walking shoes for land cruising.