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Travel Diaries: Butterfly Valley - FINDING KATE
We sat at the stern of the boat, S, myself and three strangers, as well as our captain (or ‘Kaptan’), cook and deck hand.A map was spread out on the mahogany table, as we were talked through the route we’d be taking down the Turkish coastline, with our first stop a short ride away to a secluded part of Samanlik Bay. We felt so euphoric; beautiful blue waters and full of the sense of adventure that lay ahead. It’s almost impossible to keep S and I out of the sea – we love it; so, seconds after the boat had anchored, we were in some of the clearest water I’d seen, swimming out to rope swings and jumping off the rocks and into the water. We settled in that night to dinner and cards, and our first night below deck. I rarely lie in, and less so when I’m somewhere new…