Fethiye Times has been following the progress of Sam Tucker, One Man Many Paths, and Doğan Eraslan, previous owner of Mozaik Bahçe, as they prepared to kayak from Antalya to Fethiye to raise money for FIG (Fethiye International Group) a local children’s charity.
The adventure begins
On Thursday 1st September, the big day finally arrived and the adventure began.
Sam and Doğan, along with various supporters including Sheila Tongue, the Chairman of FIG, left from Fethiye on the first leg of their journey, the drive to Antalya.
On arrival at Konyaaltı Beach it was time to unload and pack the kayaks.
Once the kayaks were packed and ready to go it was time to eat and relax before the journey began.
Next on the agenda was an interview with the Turkish media.
Thank you to Elvan Korukoğlu (second from the left) from the British Vice-Consulate in Antalya for coming along to wish Sam and Doğan good luck.
Time to go
And then it was time to get the kayaks into the water.
They were in the water and on their way at 16:15
Sherwood Club Kemer
On Saturday Sam and Doğan stopped off at the Sherwood Club Kemer.
Some information about the journey
From Antalya ( Konyaaltı Beach) to Fethiye is a distance of 170 nautical miles (315 km).
Paddling from Antalya to Fethiye is against the natural current making it much more challenging as head winds and wave patterns can be unpredictable.
The average kayaking speed is 3-4 km per hour
Sam and Doğan covered 40km in the first four days of kayaking
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