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... stunning coves and turquoise waters, up into the hills and pine plantations, through local villages and then back to the coast at Fethiye.
Staying at a hotel above the yacht marina and port which is huge and has some incredibly expensive and enormous yachts and motor launches, a lot of which are covered for winter. The population is about 80,000, and it's a big tourist spot for British people apparently, and obviously a prosperous and modern city.
There is a beautiful Amphitheatre next door to our hotel called Antiphellos. It was built of local limestone in the 1st century BCE, but was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt in the 2nd Century AD. It has 26 steps and faces the water. The only living things there today were two lovely billy goats basking in the sun. They were very curious!
We walked around the coast for a few kilometres past a ...
... from their homelands. The exchange was a result of The Turkish War of Independence. After lunch we got a boat to Kekova a small uninhabited island near Demre. We sailed on the northern side past the partly sunken ruins Dolshiste an ancient town which was destroyed by an earthquake in the 2nd century. While it was breezy on the boat we were able to swim in a sheltered bay. The high salt level made buoyancy very easy. Driving along the coastal road with steep cliffs and bends ...
... t get there without another waterfight across the jeeps! The water at the part of the river we stopped at was the same cool stream, but instead of the rocky riverbed it was clay. As we paddled into the river it felt slimy and slippery under foot – not the most pleasant of experiences! To ensure we didn’t slip and fall, we all held hands to make our way into the centre of the river. When everyone had assembled we were instructed to pick up clay from the river ...
... day, the Mediterranean sea, a great Captain (who kept yelling "welcome to here" and "water is wet"...every time I asked him what kind of fish we were eating he said "sea fish"), and continuous cannon balling and island hopping day after day. Dave caught a fish with only a lure and no bait right off the boat, we both showed our worldly friends some Canadian dance moves and had a time and party that we will never forget.
Today we docked and ...