A couple of weeks back, we got one of those crisp, sunny Fethiye days that only happen in winter; sharp outlines on the snowcapped mountains, bright blue, an almost cloudless sky and a perfectly calm, glass-like sea. This weather is perfect for taking photos so we went off into Fethiye, camera in tow.
A man sands a gület along Fethiye HarbourOur aim was to head for Fethiye marina to get some photos of the yachts, but before we could head that way, we were first of all sidetracked by the hoardings displaying an artist's impression of the new Fethiye town square. (Click the link to see photos of the proposed layout.) Along with a smattering of other people, we were there for half an hour or so, trying to work out angles, which building was what, what was sea and what was land - there's a very blue look to the pictures.
Reflections in Fethiye marinaOnce we were happy we'd worked everything out, we eventually made our way towards the marina. At this time of year, bar a few security and boat-office staff, you have the marina to yourself. I have no idea why - what a beautiful place to sit and while away a bit of time. The uniform row of yachts standing to attention, their masts creating near perfect reflections in the sea.
Looking towards the mountains from Fethiye marinaAnd if it's cold and the novelty of standing along the marina taking photos of rows of white yachts that all look the same wears off, you can always bob into the MOD bar/restaurant and admire the view while sipping an Efes Pilsen. It's open in the daytime throughout winter (except Sundays) and, as with the rest of Fethiye marina, you'll probably have the place to yourself. We usually do.