S/V Goldcrest
David & Lindsay Inwood
Sat 2 Oct 2010 12:15

A short motor to the sailing capital of this area, known to enforce draconian rules on any discharges into their waters including detergent, so a little scary.  Gocek is at the head of a very long gulf surrounded by islands and anchorages galore, the waters were a bit murky and we couldn’t see how anyone would even know you had showered/washed dishes etc below.  Seeing quite what a yachting centre it is we decided to stay a few days to get a quote for work on the boat (turned out to be the most expensive so far).  Our time wasn’t wasted though as we got in a few runs and had a couple of great meals ashore.  It’s a very attractive setting and particularly when the sunset turned the pine covered hills behind us a ruddy gold.  We also stumbled across a Turkish wedding celebration in the town’s main outdoor space and it seemed as if the whole local population were invited to join in the exuberant dancing.  It looked great fun!