Sailing into the Turkish Blue

Image: Alex Berenyi

Image: Alex Berenyi

A newbie sailor takes on Turkey's southern coastline

— Travel Writing

This is a confessional read from a landlubber who alternates between fear and bliss while sailing Turkey’s wild southwest coastline as a crew member on a “bare boat.”

“Although I love the water, sailing is an alien environment. I suck at knots and hauling in the sheets.

“I don’t know the terminology. My arms and legs are bruised from scampering about the cockpit and deck and barking my shins on ladders.”

But, there are also turquoise seas to dive into, endless cups of sweet tea to drink and placid bays to explore.