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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Marmaris, Turkey, sailing the Aegean…

(Marmaris marina, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Marmaris is on the Aegean coast of Turkey…

From there we sailed for seven days on a beautiful wooden sailboat that we filled with friends…

(Wooden gulets on the Marmaris marina, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studos Valencia)

These are the bluest, cleanest waters…

Trust me, I have taken several of these “blue voyage” trips along the southern Turkish coast and it is an incredibly fun adventure…

With good friends, you will have a great time. You will enjoy the scenery, the water and great food and drinks!

(Relaxing on the boat with friends, Marmaris, Turkey, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)

Seven days sailing these waters is a lovely way to spend some time in summer. The Aegean coast of Turkey is a beautiful place…

(Aegean coast of Tuekey, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)
(Beautiful is the southern Turkish coast, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)
(Near Marmaris, Turkey, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios Valencia)
(Along the southern Turkish coast on our blue voyage, photo by FBC, Omnia Caelum Studios, Valencia)

It’s a great trip, you are guaranteed a lovely time…

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God…the Only Reason We Exist…Holy Wisdom…

(Άγια Σοφία, Santa Sofia, Hagia Sophia, photo property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

Built to the glory of God in the year A. D. 360 in Constantinople…it still stands proudly in honour of our Creator…

(photo property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

Haghia Sophia became Ayasofya, a mosque, when the Ottoman Turks invaded and conquered the city in 1453…

But when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk created the modern Republic of Turkey, he closed the mosque, in 1931. In 1935, he reopened Ayasofya as a museum…

Everything was preserved under plaster and a restoration is taking place to bring back the murals and the artwork, especially the sacred icons to Sancta Sophia, the Church of Holy Wisdom. The church was originally known as Ναός τῆς Ἁγίας τοῦ Θεοῦ Σοφίας: or the Church of The Holy Wisdom of God…

(Haghia Sophia, Holy Wisdom, photo property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

Holy wisdom taught the Byzantines to build churches to honour the Holy Spirit, which is God,

And God is the only reason we exist…

Haghia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Across from the great church is the “Blue Mosque” the Mosque of Sultan Ahmed, which was constructed from 1609-1617…

(Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

C.2019, Valencia, Spain, 30 NOV 2019, Francisco Bravo Cabrera

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