Friday is once more upon us so it’s time for another photo from the Fethiye region. Last week’s photo was of a recent Fethiye sunset and this week, we’re just a short trip across the bay, in Çalış – and we’re here for a reason. It’s something that is really exciting for those of us that care to be excited by it.
A few weeks ago, back in May, we did a post on the mystery of the disappearing bridge in Çalış. It was a strategically placed bridge where pedestrians could cross the canal and enter the Mutlu Hotel end of Çalış Beach without having to walk all the way down to the main entrance. Many of us were fond of the bridge – and then one day, it was gone.
We were so happy to see workmen rebuilding the bridge and then, this week, as we walked to Çalış Beach, we saw it there, in the distance. Well, after all that waiting, what could we do but cross the brand new bridge?
And it wasn’t just us who were enjoying the ability to cross the canal. The bridge has been built with long, shallow slopes to make it easier for prams and wheelchairs to get across (we assume) and to make it easier for young kids to hurtle across, backwards and forwards. “Gel! Gel,” the kid shouted to his oncoming friends. “Koşma çoooook güzel.” This loosely translates as, “Hurry up mates. This bridge is great for running along.”
I took my photo and we crossed quickly before we found ourselves sharing the new bridge with a gang of little people enjoying their new toy…