04 Jul - 06 Jul 2005 Side

Eastern Mediterranean Sea
Republic of Turkey
Pamphylian Coast
Gulf of Antalya
SY "Kamu II" at anchor, N of the headland with the ancient harbour from the 8th-century BCE Greek colony; on hard sand.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our (rolly) anchorage:

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2005 Map

Motoring away at full hull speed from some threatening water spouts (aka mini tornadoes) which were breathing down our SY “Kamu II’s” neck.

Strolling through the overdeveloped resort town of Side with its numerous hotels and pensions dotted around it, which is situated on the E part of the Pamphylian coast, which lies about 20 km E of the mouth of the Eurymedon river.

Stopping at the antique Roman amphitheatre at Side, one of the largest in Anatolia (it has 15,000 seats), that relies on arches to support the sheer verticals (the Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor) and thereafter relaxing in the archaeological museum's wonderful pine tree-shaded garden, filled with carved architectural fragments and chunks of statuary.