Gule Gule Blue and Rene

Yesterday, it was up early for breakfast, some with a decidedly raki disposition and then a quick walk to the ferry terminal to send Blue and Rene over to Rhodes for their journey home.  There is always a bit of separation anxiety when our friends leave, then the usual boat chores and shopping.  Yesterday, however, we were able to go back to our air conditioned room for a few more hours and just ‘chill’.

 

Ece Saray Outdoor Bar #1
Ece Saray Outdoor Bar #1

The hotel was outstanding, here is the view from our room.  In the evening ducks would wander by and graze in the lawn area. Inside there are two parrots, which amused us and themselves.

Outlook over Ece Fethiye Marina
Outlook over Ece Fethiye Marina

Fethiye was once know as Telmessos in antiquity, the largest Lycian port.  In the fairly usual course of events in this part of the world, earthquakes leveled the town and today most of the town is fairly modern.

The Town Quay harbour front area is full of gulets but there are also a few monuments.  Here is a monument to young soldiers from Fethiye who have perished in recent wars. Images of Ataturk are along the bottom.

Touching monument to recent wars surrounded by incredible topiary
Touching monument to recent wars surrounded by incredible topiary

 

Fountain gave us a sense of cool relief in the 40+ hot August day. You can survive in Turkey in August, as long as you are near water.

Fethiye Dancing fountain
Fethiye Dancing fountain

Gule Gule means goodbye, from the person who is staying. Literally “Go Well”, we wish Blue and Rene a very good flight home, fingers crossed for that upgrade, Rene. See you before you know it.