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Fettiye

A day like no other - sailing on the Meditteranean.

sunny 34 °C
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Yet another concrete slab for a bed!
After breakfast we were taken back to the beach where we were yesterday - which is about a 40 minute drive from the hotel. We got on board a Gulet (sailing boat) for what was described as a 12 Island Cruise. Once again, an absolutely beautiful day weather wise - we've been spoilt! There were about 30 people on board. We spent the next 8 hours cruising around and stopping in to little beaches - or just jumping over the side of the boat in to the beautiful blue water. It was so clear that you could see the bottom.
We had a really nice lunch cooked for us - and us 6 travelling companions clinked our Efes beers together and toasted a magnificent, unforgettable day. The scenery was breathtaking - the mountains literally drop in to the sea. During the afternoon we stopped at an island called Demiler Island - St. Nicholas' Island. This was a little community in the 3rd Century, with buildings, churches and a cemetery. We went ashore, climbed up to the top of the island and went exploring these ruins. We were really lucky because not many others had the same idea, so we almost had the area to ourselves. Enchanting would be a good way to describe this little island, and the views from the top - well - no words do it justice. Another magic moment for me.
Back on the boat and off sailing again to another little lagoon. One of the guys working on the Gulet (and what a magnificent specimen of a young man he was!) told us that if we swam in the water there for 5 minutes we would look 10 years younger - it didn't work! No matter, it was great fun and once again - a high salt content so it was very easy to float. This young guy then climbed up the rocks on the side of the lagoon - probably about 40 feet high, and then did a magnificent dive off the side in to the water - to huge cheers and applause. What a showman!
Finally at around 6.30pm we arrived back at the beach where it all started and were collected and taken back to our hotel. An exhausting but brilliant day.
The end of a long day.

The end of a long day.

View from the top of Demiler Island.

View from the top of Demiler Island.

Ruins of a community on Demiler Island on the south coast of Turkey.

Ruins of a community on Demiler Island on the south coast of Turkey.

Amazing views from the top of Demiler Island.

Amazing views from the top of Demiler Island.

Unforgettable day for us Gibbos.

Unforgettable day for us Gibbos.

Cloud reflection.

Cloud reflection.

Us 4 girls enjoying an Efes Beer.

Us 4 girls enjoying an Efes Beer.

A little piece of paradise. We docked here and walked along the gorge to a waterfall.

A little piece of paradise. We docked here and walked along the gorge to a waterfall.

Red about to do a bombie - into freezing cold water!

Red about to do a bombie - into freezing cold water!

Swimming in a cave.

Swimming in a cave.

The start of our cruise - looking back on the beach at Fettiye.

The start of our cruise - looking back on the beach at Fettiye.

Clean, clear water - the south coast of Turkey.

Clean, clear water - the south coast of Turkey.

Posted by Gibbo54 08:38 Archived in Turkey

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