Just about 15 years ago I stepped foot on a random gulet boat in southern Turkey for a day trip near Bodrum. Enter my second love affair with the sea.
|Turkish Gulets in Bodrum, Turkey|
|Deep Blue Sea|
Since then I have taken several of these trips called mavi yolculuk, or blue voyages, by day or for several days with friends. The smells are similar - salt, sea and sunscreen. We still listen to our favorite music, but now on iPods instead of cassettes. We still laugh very hard until we cry, or almost pee our pants - well, I can't speak for everyone on the boat, but we laugh a lot.
I always bring a book, but I honestly am never able to read much. The sea is so blue I can only stare.
|Yes, the water is that blue, and there are that many fish. Bodrum, Turkey|
|There is still a lot of untouched nature to experience from a Blue Voyage.|