Turkey Cruising Companion
Reviewed in SAILING Juy 2010:
Would you not prefer to really savour the delights of sailing the Turkish coast, rather than sailing your sofa in your living room and just dreaming about it?
Of course you would. However, whatever your circumstance, Emma Watson’s descriptions of one of the Mediterranean’s most idyllic cruising grounds will satisfy you.
The author lives, works and sails in Turkey, and she utilises this wealth of experience, expertise and local knowledge to the utmost in presenting a comprehensive guide for all your requirements afloat or ashore.
Turkey’s long coastline is divided into four sections, the Ionian Coast, the Carian Coast, the Dorian Coast and the Lycian Coast, running from the Cesme Peninsula in the north to Antalya in the south. There are 600 nautical miles to explore, offering something for everyone.
The comprehensive introductory section whets the appetite with some Turkish history, customs, and endless and always interesting general advice on harbours and ports, food, communications etc.
The sections are broken down further with details on harbours, anchorages, towns and villages, including information on local facilities, shopping, restaurants, and places of historical and other interests.
There are wonderful colour pictures and clear diagrams of harbour and anchorage approaches, with waypoints to help you out.
It is an invaluable guide; an essential companion for the sailor headed for that end of the Med. I think even those choosing to drive overland to some parts of that coastline, would find it useful.
So, whether you’re still only dreaming, or planning the real thing, Ms Watson has produced a Turkish Delight of note.
Price: - available on request -
Book ID (for ordering): 2629