Almost Drowning in Turkey

Always look before you leap.

When I went on a day’s boat trip in Turkey I jumped into what looked like fairly shallow water.  Turned out it was about 60 feet deep.  It also turned out that I’ve just about forgotten how to swim.



I almost drowned before I made it back to our boat.

As almost drowning on vacation is not a good plan, I am taking a week’s 1 to 1 professional swimming instruction, from a lady called Sarah Kentish.

This will be in the pool of the Imperial Hotel in a British seaside resort called Llandudno.


jack collier

I wonder if I’ve forgotten how to ride a bicycle too?

11 responses

  1. I’m betting you can swim, it was just a shock. I did swimming like crazy as a kid, but when I jumped into the lake here, I was so surprised I was gasping. That was from the cold, yours may have been the depth.
    I hate getting out of my depth! I’m looking forward to hearing good things about your water abilities. And I’m entirely glad you did not drown!


    1. I’ll keep you posted. Got my first lesson in an hour.


  2. The photos looks like a brilliant holiday. Sorry about the swim scare. I went to Llandudno years ago and it was a lovely surprise (even in February!) I hope your lessons goes ok, the pool looks very inviting 🙂

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    1. I loved vacationing in Turkey, I will be going back to the same resort next year. Hopefully I won’t almost drown when I go swimming in the Mediterranean. I’ll let you know what the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno is like. ❤

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      1. Please do! I stayed at the lighthouse just outside 🙂

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        1. How cool. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Oh wow Jack! You do live dangerously in Turkey. Take care💗

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    1. Living dangerously was not the plan. ❤

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  4. Actually so jealous! We got back from Turkey 2 months ago, I miss it so much! Already booked up to go again next year 💗💗💗

    Check out my blog when you have time!

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  5. Oh jack, you take good care❤️ love Barbara c

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    1. I should have thought about how badly I could swim these days ~ before I jumped into the water. Thank you for your good wishes. ❤

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