Sailing the Blue Aegean

(original photograph property of FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

The Blue Aegean Sea…

(Aegean Coast of Turkey, photo property of FBC, All Rights Reserved)

I’ve never seen a bluer sea, and I’ve seen many, because if there is one thing that I love is the water…I was born near the water and I’ve always lived in a coastal city or town…but the Aegean Sea is incredibly beautiful.

Here are some shots I took while sailing in Turkish waters…

And areas along the coast heading south from Bodrum, and Bodrum is more or less in the middle of the Turkish Aegean coast, about a one hour flight from Istanbul.

It’s a very relaxing time, the time you spend on the water, and since most of the coastline is composed of coves and small bays, you can anchor and jump in any time of the day or the night that you like…

(Our saiboat, we rented it with friends, for one week, photo property of FBC, All Rights Reserved)

When you hire a boat, it comes with a captain, a chef and a first mate. You then purchase everything and anything you wish to eat along the voyage as well as everything and anything you would like to drink. We had a great chef and ate gourmet quality food throughout the seven days of sailing the Turkish Aegean.

It is a very relaxing and refreshing time, a most enjoyable experience. You eat, you drink, you take in the sunshine and the gorgeous waters of that blue, blue Aegean Sea…

I leave you with a little video clip that I made of my trips and journeys in Turkey, a country I know very well, although I should say that I know the western, Aegean coast, because Turkey is a huge country and I know very little of all points east, north or further south…

Turkey, at least some of it…

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Cementerio Medieval Valencia…

(en Valencia)

El Rey Don Jaume I concedió el terreno, y se edificó la Iglesia de San Juan del Hospital, la más antigua de Valencia…

Los caballeros de la orden construyeron la iglesia y el cementerio conocido como el Patio Sur…

(Imagen de la Madre de Dios en la Capilla, foto de FBC)

Estelas funerarias del Siglo XIII…

(Estelas funerarias del Siglo XIII, foto de FBC)

La iglesia la fundó en el año 1238 la Orden Militar de los Caballeros Hospitalarios de San Juan de Jerusalén, que hoy se conocen como la Orden de Malta. El Rey Don Jaume concedió el terreno junto a la puerta de Xerea, próximo a su campamento, en forma de agradecimiento por la gran ayuda de la Orden en la reconquista.

Imagen de Santa Bárbara, Cementerio Medieval, Valencia, foto de FBC