“Kıymık” to Race with Sadun Boro
Former motocross rider İsmail Saymen, who is called “Apachee” and lives in Marmaris, explained that he and his friend Nazan Bayındır, working in tourism sector, decided to make their Marmaris-Antalya tour traditional on behalf of Sadun Boro, recently deceased seaman, between July 15 and July 26. Saymen has a sea canoe 4.5 m long which he built himself and named “Kıymık.”
“Kıymık” to Race with Sadun Boro
Former motocross rider İsmail Saymen, who is called “Apachee” and lives in Marmaris, explained that he and his friend Nazan Bayındır, who works in tourism sector, decided to make their Marmaris-Antalya tour traditional on behalf of Sadun Boro, recently deceased seaman between July 15 and July 26. Saymen has a sea canoe 4.5 m length which he built himself and named “Kıymık.” Saymen also plans to visit all the bays of Muğla.
İsmail Saymen, 57, is a carpenter and called “Apachee” for his medals and moves at several motocross races. He decided to build a “sea canoe” which he had seen on several magazines and TV programs. He built a sea canoe known as a “kayak” 4.5 m long with Soner Bayındır, the brother of his friend Nazan Bayındır, using plywood of 4 mm in his workshop and named it “Kıymık.” He went on trial trips with Kıymık around different bays of Marmaris first. Saymen decided to go on a long trip in memory of Sadun Boro, who is known as the first Turk having made the world tour with his boat and died in Marmaris at the age of 87 on June 5. Saymen made his thought real with his friend Nazan Bayındır and set sail from Yalancı Boğaz Area by the sea canoe on July 15. He has a portrait of Sadun Boro on the sail of his sea canoe. Two friends stopped by at Gökgemile Bay, Iblis Cape Bay, Butterfly Valley, Kabak Bay, Patara, Kaş, Beymelek Koyu, Finike and Adrasan and completed their trip in 11 days. Saymen carried on the last 6 days of his trip alone.
“THE SEA IS UNPREDICTABLE”
Nazan Bayındır told us about their trip and said they experienced the unpredictability of the sea personally. Bayındır said they understood that they really knew nothing about the sea on the first day of their trip: “The sea is a living creature changing, transforming, turning and needing attention all the time. We passed our first test while we were passing through Iblis Cape. Yedi Burunlar and Patara were the areas that we were warned to be very careful. We had an adventure. We tried to see how far we could go inside Kıymık on the sea. And especially after this trip, we have realized that Boro was really a great man. He had made a world tour with those circumstances in those years.”
“WE WILL MAKE IT TRADITIONAL FOR BORO”
İsmail Saymen said he did not have any difficulties on his trip alone for 6 days: “I just had been in a difficult situation in Finike when the air burst. I returned for 15 km and had to find a port. Other than that, everything was normal. We were waking up at 06.00 a.m. and beginning to row in the mornings all along our trip. At the time people started having breakfast in their homes, we were having a break near a bay in a paradise corner after rowing for 4-5 hours. During the route, people showed us great interest. Some boats toured around us and supported our trip. They were asking if we needed anything, then cheering us up and saying good bye. A person who saw us from far away in Adrasan and recognized us from newspapers welcomed us. I was devastated by hunger. He ordered us Turkish pizza. I will never forget that moment.”
Saymen explained they were beginning the day early during their trip: “We felt like we were living longer like this. It felt really good to go on such a trip even if it was only for once in our life. We will keep going on this trip traditionally every year in memory of Sadun Boro as long as we live. We would like to visit every pieces of land in entire Muğla including Bozburun, Datça, Gökova.