Following Jason and the Argonauts

One of my favorite all time stories and movies is called Jason and the Argonauts. All the scenes were memorable, but who could forget this especially memorable scene:

Many historians believe this chronicles events dating back to around 1300 BC.

So on a recent trip to Turkey, it was a thrill for me to take this photograph of the Bosphorus Strait opening to the Black Sea – the original location that the Gods tried to destroy Jason’s ship by rolling huge boulders into the water to crush him.

This ship about to cross into the Black Sea looks pretty safe from huge metal statues and any boulder hazards.

Red fishing boat on the Bosphorus Strait

This is one of my favorite pictures, which I took from the Asian side of the Bosphorous Strait in Turkey:

You can see the spires of mosques in the background. And I can only assume the strangely attached smaller boat that it’s pulling is evidence that the Bosphorus and the Black Sea don’t have the rough seas and huge swells you’d find in the Mediterranean Sea or on the ocean – but naturally I never got the chance to ask the Captain.