To be honest, there aren't many signs in Fethiye yet that autumn is upon us. Swimming pools and sun loungers are still full of summer sunbathers, the leaves on the trees are still a vibrant green and the nights still mild. But in our heads, it's autumn.
I mentioned in a post last week that it was the end of the Fethiye summer for us...but it's not quite the end. We've got a grand finale. Two different sets of friends will arrive at Dalaman Airport on 7th October and come to stay in Fethiye. We'll spend a few days with them - perhaps not the best preparation for the 2011 Eurasia Marathon! - and then we'll head for our beloved Istanbul for the run and for summer's grand finale; an end of summer-season break.
Autumn sunset over KalkanBy the time we return from Istanbul, we'll be in full winter mode. The clocks will be about to go back, making days shorter and the nights longer and colder. But the shorter days mean stunning late afternoon sunsets like the one in this photo.
On the sunny, crisp, autumn days we love to go out for the day to catch these sunsets. This photo was taken a couple of years ago as we drove along the D400. We stopped in a very sleepy Kalkan for çay before driving up and out of town and towards Kaş. As we hit the road above Kalkan, we were greeted with this car-stopping view. Well, how could you not stop to take a photo of that?
We're looking forward to more days like this very soon...
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Today's photo is our contribution to Travel Photo Thursday, hosted by Budget Traveler's Sandbox.