Saturday, September 15, 2007

Sailing away...

Left the Bosphorus and are in the Sea of Marmora now on our way to Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey, after a leisurely stroll of the local area around the port this morning. Of course we had to be back in time for lunch and to enjoy the balcony view as we departed Istanbul. Our "Monaco" group of 40 met at 5p on the upper aft deck for a get-acquainted gathering. The four of us decided to join up with the group doing an independent four-wheeling trip in Corfu, which should be fun.
Our stop for Sunday is in Izmir, where we’ll do a tour to Ephesus and see all the old ruins there. This was a Greek city founded in 10th century BC. Ship’s entertainment was pretty good (skipped last night’s show, opting to read instead)...and the chilled soup was carrot and orange; strange combination, but good.
So, that is life on our floating city, sitting here in the lobby listening to a trio of guys on guitars. Ciao for now!

4 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

carrot and orange, sounds lovely to me. of course any chilled soup does! ha ha

have fun honeys!

smiles, bee

Bankerchick said...

I hope you enjoy your tour of Ephesus and have a good guide, lots of restoration going on by of all things the Scandanavians. It is hard to believe it was a seaport in the time Paul was imprisioned there. The sea has all been filled in. Is inflation still high in Turkey? It was the only time I was a millionare, carrying 5 and 10 million lira notes. I guess they might have Euros now they have been trying to get into the EU Ephesus was my favorite part of my visit to Turkey. Happy Cruising! Miss Bee sent me here.

Brian said...

Let me know if you find any salt shakers on your trip! I am ready to go home myself, but Thursday will be here soon. Enjoy the trip and keep blogging. I will be able to read it more very soon! Tschuss!

Diana said...

Sounds like lots of cold soup is being served--can't imagine Dick filling up on that. Glad your trip is going well. Lots of rain where we are. Maybe next year we can do more traveling--maybe even join you along the way. Keep the info coming. Diana