Dragging Anchors And Scraping Transoms


I won’t write too much about Alanya as I’m concentrating on revamping the website, but I wanted to include some pictures I took of our wander from the marina to the castle on the hill, which took us down the entire length of the beach. Superb. It ends with a clip of a situation one would prefer not to be caught up in.


Mosque by the castle

Mosque by the castle


Alanya is an odd place for yotties to visit. On the one hand it is full of German and Russian package holiday makers, basking on the most stunning of sandy beaches (a rarity in Turkey). It lacks local anchorages, suffers sloppy waters and rarely hosts ‘good’ sailing weather, located in the lull that is Antalya Bay. Oh and it doesn’t yet have a completed marina. On the other hand it boasts some stunning views of the Taurus mountains and the ‘old town’ and castle are well worth a visit. Annoyingly it also has a great brewery, which I missed. How the hell did that happen?


Clothes stall on way to castle

Clothes stall on way to castle


View across beach towards marina from castle

View across beach towards marina from castle


Taurus mountains

Taurus mountains


Painted gourds

Painted gourds


Mosque of Alanya

Mosque of Alanya


Alanya at sundown

Alanya at sundown


View of the Taurus mountains from the castle

View of the Taurus mountains from the castle


Sunset from the marina

Sunset from the marina


Skooby Doo and gang hire a gulet

Skooby Doo and gang hire a gulet


Purse

Purse


Unfinished marina

Unfinished marina


Unfinished marina ii

Unfinished marina ii


Video Clip:

Below is a clip of Alanya marina being hit by a nasty gust that caused some grief for the boats tied up there.


Here is a youtube high res version:



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