Thursday, April 18, 2013

Yalikavak, Turkey

Yalikavak is often a stop when sailing to Ephesus.  No foo-foo ships here, only Turkish Gulets which are ideal for families, church groups, archeology groups.

Dina Street reviewed Keyf, Yalikavak, Turkey

Keyif, from which the name of this restaurant is derived, is a special word in Turkish culture. It means ''to derive carefree pleasure'' which is a pillar of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Located at the end of the main waterfront along Yalikavak's small harbor, Keyf is an informal setup in front of the local fishing boats. The actual kitchen is across the small street, with the normal Turkish display of all the mezes. The fresh smell of saltwater, the bustle of the fisherman, the pleading eyes of local cats, the wag of a dog's tail against your leg under the sunshine - this is what Keyf is about. The informality of the venue helps as an ice breaker for business lunches and dinners. We also return here regularly for the ''ciroz'' - dried mackarel marinated in olive oil. The aubergine salad is spectacular, as is the braised carrot in garlic yogurt. The owners are actively involved as waiters and very hands-on. Keyif is an ideal Aegean/Mediterranean experience.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mandalay with just 29 cabins. Consider a charter for your group.

 The S/V Mandalay from Windjammer Sailing Adventures sails every Sunday night from Grenada. She sails six-night voyages in the Grenadine Islands. Ports usually include Union Island, Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Bequia, and Carriacou. The cruise includes meals, cabins with private heads and showers. Amazing Grace at sail raising and fun.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Newsletter from Yacht Company in Turkey

Southern Cross Newsletter

Southern Cross Timer. Nice 4 cabin yacht that sails. Very reasonable weekly charter rates in Bodrum, Turkey area. She can go to the nearby Greek Islands too.