Photographing Fethiye – The Seagulls

Once the early morning haze and smoke from people's wood burners has cleared away, this time of year in Fethiye sees clear blue skies, a glass-like calm sea - and the Fethiye winter seagulls. We love the winter seagulls. Just as the seasonal food on Fethiye market tells us it's winter, so does this … [Read more...]

Kayaköy – A New Arrival

Most visitors to the Fethiye region head to Kayaköy to see the ruins; old homes left behind by the Greek population in the 1920s. When the weather is cool enough we love to walk to Kayaköy from Fethiye and then rest our weary legs and quench our thirst at Poseidon, sometimes followed by a barbecue … [Read more...]

Caretta Caretta in Turkey: Meet Deniz!

A couple of years ago, you may remember we went to Iztuzu Beach near Dalyan to watch the release of Özlem the loggerhead turtle back into the wild. A few weeks ago, while killing some time before dropping friends off at Dalaman Airport, we returned to Iztuzu Beach because these friends wanted to see … [Read more...]

Trekking in Fethiye Forests – The Processionary Caterpillar

If you've ever been to the Fethiye region of Turkey (or other pine forested areas of Mediterranean Turkey), you will no doubt have noticed the seemingly endless pine forests clinging to the hillsides. And adorning these pine trees, you've probably also noticed balls of white 'fluff' dangling from … [Read more...]

Camel Wrestling Comes To Fethiye

Yesterday, traditions usually associated with the Aegean region of Turkey headed south to the Fethiye region (the village of Karaçulha) and those who chose to attend were treated to a mini camel wrestling festival. I say 'mini' because I've seen photos of the size of the crowds attracted by the … [Read more...]

Fethiye Rumours – Kont The Dog

Kont the Dog in Deep Blue Bar, Fethiye A while back, we did a post on our favourite Fethiye animal, Kont the Dog. If he could sit down to write his autobiography, it would make for interesting reading. A former Paspatur resident, Kont the Dog has had a strange old life of ups and downs. Passed from … [Read more...]

Fethiye Weather – A Day of Two Halves

It's been a strange old day in Fethiye today. The Autumn weather is doing what it does best - warm, clear, sunny days, cooler, breezy days...and days like today. We woke up in semi-darkness this morning to the sound of steady rain falling on the roof. It's actually a comforting, cozy feeling, curled … [Read more...]

Our New Fethiye Pet

Well, when I say new 'Fethiye pet,' I mean more of a new 'regular visitor.' He's been with us for the last few days and I'd lay a good bet that he's with us now, as I write. Here he is. Isn't he a little / big beauty? His wings are amazing. Granted, a lot of people are going to look at … [Read more...]

Along the Fethiye Coastal Road Towards Çalış

Just a post about observations of Fethiye today and why I always try to carry my camera around with me. There's always a little bit of beauty to take a photograph of and you never know when it's going to pop up. For instance, if you know the coastal road between Fethiye and Çalış, you'll know … [Read more...]

Turtles in Mediterranean Coastal Turkey

Hopefully, you should be able to view a very short video now of Özlem (this name means 'longing') the loggerhead turtle being released back into the wild. Just click on the play button above. Last year we read in the Fethiye Times that Özlem was going to be released on Iztuzu Beach near Dalyan on … [Read more...]