Boynüzbükü, as anchorages go, is rather underplayed in the pilot guide. It does well to mention the fjord-like bay covered in pine, the deciduous tress and the reeds that cover the creek, but as anchorages go this really is an absolute gem. May be it was underplayed on purpose for fear of it becoming too popular? Not that you could have packed many more boats in by the time we got there on Saturday afternoon, mind.
There are a number of factors that go to make this one to remember: the views back out onto Gocek bay, dwarfed by the misty mountains beyond; the great holding; the restaurant ashore, run by the same family for the last fifteen years; and the fact there is a natural well that supplies yotties with a constant stream of mountain water. There’s no electricity, mind, but with our solar panels now supplying enough energy to keep the fridges and a laptop going, water is all we were interested in. Oh, forgot to mention the open-air showers! A walk up the garden path to them is like being back at home in an English country pub garden, what with the deciduous amber trees and other familiar-looking summer plants not normal to these parts of Turkey.
Whilst there we bumped into a number of friends, including Thomas of ‘Viva Solo’, Susann of ‘Ilios’ and the Tracey family of ‘Mianda’, all regulars to Boynüzbükü. Liz and I spent a few days there and even ventured up the hill for some fantastic views of the bay looking NE.
Without a doubt we’ll be back here with out guests.
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