Bodrum Harbour


Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

After wandering around the marina a bit, I smiled and waved authoritatively at the uniformed chap peering out from his little guardhouse and strode on through the boat yard as if I owned half the fleet.

Maybe he was just too happy keeping warm in there, or was I that convincing – who knows? Probably more’s the case that he thought “Oh there goes another blogger with a bloody camera”… 

At the very end of the boatyard there was a closed but posh looking restaurant/cafe/bar type of place. At the back of their establishment was this rather fine lighthouse!




The cafe was literally right at the end of the marina, and right at the entrance to the harbour. Apart from the lighthouse (behind me for this next image), the spot I’d stumbled across afforded some great views of the harbour, the town and of course, the castle. 




Looking back across the harbour to Bodrum Castle. Of course it was winter, so pretty cloudy that day, but still an interesting view I hadn’t bargained on.




For some better shots that show off the castle with a clear blue sky, and some of the interesting history of said castle, Mr Petcher’s post from his visit last year may be of interest.




Deciding that I’d better retrace my steps and locate the family I’d previously abandoned along the waterfront somewhere, I strode back through the boatyard, waving a final time to Mr Cosy the security guy. Before disappearing, I of course had to snap off a few more shots… 




Me thinks my house could be paid for 16 times over by one of these very sleek looking floating playthings! I guess the owners don’t have to worry about the cleaning either – they were spotless!




Bodrum grew on me, I have to admit. It’s nice to be surprised every now and then – being a grumpy old fart who’s always right isn’t always good for the soul. 




12 thoughts on “Bodrum Harbour

  1. […] Back in the town of Bodrum to share a few more of our memories from our winter visit there… When having a look at the windmills, I found a great view back over Bodrum, its castle and the harbour. […]


  2. Colleen says:

    Beautiful part of the world, I remember my travels through Turkey well, Bodrum being one of them. The bus pulled in late one night, nowhere to stay a kind man invited myself and two friends to stay on his boat for a few nights what a wonderful time we had. I’m sure it has changed very much since then.

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  3. backtobodrum says:

    Bodrum creeps up on you. Spend a few days here and you’ll want to come back.

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  4. Shall we call you Uncle GOF from now on?


  5. dayphoto says:

    A place of constant motion, a place of travel, of coming and going…and then you found stillness. Your photos make time cease to exist…there we are standing motionless in the current of ships and water, land and a castle of long ago, but not quite past.


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  6. Nice shots of the harbour Spike. What I liked was that the cheap day trip gullets had all the best mooring spots right next to the castle!


  7. Mjollnir says:

    Thank for posting this and the other Bodrum stuff Spike. I’m reading a book which is set there for a large part so it’s good to get a feel for the place 🙂

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