02 Dec Travel review by one of our dear guests!
As you might know ScicSailing has about 75% repeat guests since we started many years ago. Since 1997 Adam from Oxford is one of them. He has sailed with us about 22 times, we’ve lost count! A single traveler, he sometimes travels with his sister or a friend, but in general solo. Never a dull moment when Adam is on board!
This year he sailed for two weeks with us on our 14 person yacht Notus, starting in Marmaris, finishing in Göcek and the 2nd week start and finish Göcek, a special itinerary request from his sister, booked in August last year! Find below a brief review of their experience this year.
‘Journeying over night might sound fun but having walked the full length of an enormous new Turkish Airlines terminal at two in the morning carrying a wheel-less bag hoping to goodness your next flight hasn’t taken off quite yet, by the time we arrived at the hotel where the SCIC staff would take us to their gulet ‘Notus’ we were both glad the journey was ended. It was therefore such a delight to be greeted, at five in the morning, with such warmth and friendliness by the crew and especially Captain Ergun. Every breakfast is a sumptuous affair.
Following the feast the daily briefing commences. SCIC endeavour to sail as much as possible so our routing was discussed with Captain Ergun to ensure we enjoyed the best winds in the locality. At one stage during the sailing the wind dropped rendering the ship stationary. Moments later the steps were lowered and we were all leaping from the boat into the deep blue sea! What an amazing experience, the clarity of the sea, the deep colour and the warmth as we bobbed like corks enjoying the refreshing water. One of the most beautiful aspects of the Turkish coast is the complete absence of habitation so each place we moored at was a lovely panorama of pine forests down to the water’s edge from great heights – a huge amphitheatre of mountains, hills, trees and coastline. Every day presented a different coast-scape.
As the sun gently descends to below the horizon, gracing the sky with intense tones of yellow, orange then red, we gather for nibbles and cocktails, served at the bows to best enjoy the evening rays. This precedes the culinary event of the day – an array of meze’s beautifully presented on an elegant dining table before a meat course, barbequed off the side of the ship. Fish is a frequent visitor to our plates, cooked to a state of perfection, moist and with a lovely crispy skin. Love it.’
Wait no longer. Book now! You will not regret it ? and return again and again like Adam did ?.