I have just arrived back from a sailing holiday in Turkey. It was bliss! The weather was perfect, deep blue skies to match the deep blue sea. I travelled with two of my Greek girlfriends by car to Marina Marti. We took a boat from Mytilene to Ayvalik and then drove down past Marmaris to meet an old mate, the captain. The captain was the first photographer I worked with when I arrived in London. We were joined by another friend on day 3 which let us off the hook from our boating responsibilities. This allowed us time for more serious things such as sunbathing. What I loved about this trip was the light heartedness of everyone. It was fantastic to laugh. A whole week of laughing is the best therapy in the world. It made me think of how many times we forget our humor, we leave it some where else. We take our lives so seriously. Sometimes it’s great just to forget all the stuff that makes us feel heavy and find time for fun and frivolity. Thank you Captain John for sharing your boat and your humor and thank you Mel, Elpida and Maria for the dancing, the laughing, and for a fabulous week.

IMG_1271Wild donkeys grazing on the shore.

IMG_1280The Aegean meets the Mediterranean, perfect clouds.

IMG_1291The crystal deep blue sea.

 

IMG_1237The ropes of the Heller West.

IMG_1264Shadow of Red Ensign.

IMG_1267Loving the light on the rocks.

IMG_1309End of another perfect day.

IMG_3270In the middle of the sea I jumped into this deep blue water. The rope was thrown in, just in case.

IMG_3272A Red Ensign sunset.

IMG_3295Sail against the sky shot from sun bathing position.

IMG_3296The mast agaist the sky still from sunbathing position.

IMG_3299Sunset in Marina Marti.

IMG_3301Morning light in Marina Marti.

IMG_1269Gentle splash.

 

 

 

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