Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Bhosphorus Cruise (4)- Maiden's Island

As we cruised back down the Bhosphorus along the Asian side, we finally made a stop at the Maiden Island - a small light-tower island which has now been converted into a restaurant and a viewing tower. Most of us also need to make a quick rush to the toilet!
We finished our cruise at the Eminonu jetty and was supposed to continue on the bus tour next, but as only 4 of us from the group ( us and a couple of a newly-married Saudi doctors) had signed up for the bus tour and the weather was rather rainy, windy and cloudy - we were offered to do the tour the next morning - which we gladly agreed to. Both pakdokter and partner wanted to check-in to our hotel room and take a rest. So we did just that.

the Maiden Island
jumping off the boat in the choppy waters was a challenge
the Golden Horn from the island

our boat seen from the top of the light tower
the tower also functions as a posh restaurant
another boat anchored at the island

the Galata Tower seen from the boat
the Topkapi and the Haga Sofia...
it was more choppy than this...
the Maiden Island Light Tower

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