You may remember that last week’s Friday Fethiye photo became a Saturday photo because we were at Dalaman Airport to pick up friends. That shot was of Gemiler Bay near Kayaköy and everything is beginning to connect because we’re off to both Gemiler and Kayaköy with them over the next couple of days, and today’s Fethiye photo has come about as a result of their visit.
Our friends are staying at the Yacht Classic Hotel along the Karagözler and so we’ve spent a few days lazing around the pool with them and enjoying the breezes coming in from the sea – the July heat is intense, this year. On one of the days, it was time to go out to get something to eat so our friends went off to their room, Barry was fast asleep…and I was bored.
After perching on the end of the sunbed for a few minutes, twiddling my thumbs, I set off for a little wander with my camera and suddenly realised I’d never walked through the Yacht Classic Marina. So many photos I’ve taken here, but they’ve always been from the hotel grounds, looking over the yachts and the sea. Wouldn’t it be a bit different to get some shots from the end of the pontoons; views from the sea, looking back towards the Karagözler?
And so off I went – and this is just one of the many photos I took in the few minutes I was there. The view is of the houses and apartments built on the hillside of the 1st Karagözler and the white building on the seashore is the rather grand-looking Ece Saray Hotel. This is Fethiye – part of the Turkish Riviera – and doesn’t this view epitomise just that?