Our fourth port of call on this cruise is the town of Sinop in northern Turkey on the Black Sea. A small city with a population of about 37,000 people, Sinop is also the provincial capital. Industries here include fishing, boat building and embroidering cotton cloth.
We wandered the streets checking out the friendly people and the shops. We walked on narrow, cobblestone stress as we made our way to the 13th century Alaaddin Mosque. Afterwards a short walk further down the street took us to the Sinop Fortress Prison, one of the oldest prisons of Turkey established in 1887. It was closed in 1997 and the prisoners relocated.
Our ship sailed out of port at dusk and headed for the Bosphorus Straits. Next stop, Mykonos, Greece.