Bosphorus Training…by touring

While there hasn’t been any pool time we have been training with lots of walking around Istanbul. We had a full day tour with Taksim protester Derya Artan. She took us to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazzar (oh-and her favorite nagrile). Great sights and souvenir shopping. Capped off by… Continue reading Bosphorus Training…by touring

Happy Hour Hookah Style

First day a success after a long day of traveling. Checked in to Empress Zoe Hotel (a great place of operations), went for a short walk around Sultanahmet with stop for kebab and pide. Took a short rest and then Happy Hour hookah style with Turkish tea/coffee and raki. Light dinner for and bed for… Continue reading Happy Hour Hookah Style

Turkey Bound

At Logan with Spencer G. We are ready for our Turkish Adventure. A quick dip in the Town Pool before hitting international waters/pools!

Father’s Day

Late afternoon solo trip to the Town Pool for the inaugural summer plunge! Cloudy and overcast with lots of hesitation of even weather to go or not but I did–and I am glad I did. The pool may have been colder than jumping in the Boston Harbor yesterday.  It was a good Father’s Day treat. … Continue reading Father’s Day