A Quick Stop in Cool Kas - Then Onward to Fethiye
Trip Start Jul 06, 2008
26Trip End Aug 18, 2008
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Trevor and I enjoyed a leisurly wander through small shops and boutiques before we visited some ruins just before sunset. The best of the ruins in Kas was that of a theatre which was in very good condition. We spent some time here taking pictures and enjoying the breeze off the sea below.
Since we were still looking to lay on a beach somewhere, we decided to move along to our next stop, Fethiye
We have been here 3 days now, and have walked along the inner bay - a natural harbour - every evening, stopping for supper to overlook the boats in the water and watching the sunset through the sails and lines that reach up into the sky. It is a bazaar feeling to be sitting at small restaurant here. It is just as the movies portray it - only we're IN the movie. We sit outside at a small, cozy table, with dinner plates already set out on a a simple but pleasant table cloth. The sea-breeze gently cools our skin and we are happy to be sitting after walking on the cobblestone streets for the afternoon. Music is playing in the background and water is lapping along the boats in the marina. All is calm and the local people are so friendly that we can see a twinkle on their faces when they talk to us.
Our choice in Pansiyon this time around definitely left something to be desired. Rather than doing our usual routine of searching for a while and asking at at least 3 places for their prices, while also inspecting the rooms - we had our heart set on 'Ideal Pansiyon' a place listed in the guide book
From the bus stop, we boarded a dolmus (mini-bus) and asked the driver if it would go past our pansiyon. He nodded yes and sped away - picking up and dropping people off as he went. All we knew was that the place was near the marina. When we passed the marina and kept going - and going - and going - we figured something had gone amiss! (very clever, we are). Looking back to where we HAD been, we were now pretty much on the OTHER side of the bay - looking BACK at where we KNEW we were SUPPOSED to be. (yes I realize this is a lot of CAP LOCK writing - but really...it is not like us to mess a mere bus ride up this badly - the CAPS is warranted. Trevor stumbled to the front of the dolmus and pointed to our little map stating our pansiyon name again - I think the driver said he "forgot about us" - no problem really - we weren't worried - just tired of driving and looking forward to eventually settling in to this great pansiyon (teacher - owned...it must be great, right!)
The driver seemed to wave to us and said, "No problem"