This boat is a beauty!
This boat is a beauty! (click to view full size)

July 19, 2009 – Fethiye, Turkey

A gület is a wooden yacht and that’s where I’m gonna be for the next couple of days.

We arrived in the coastal town of Fethiye this afternoon after touring an ancient amphitheater (Hellenistic period, 1st century BC) within walking distance of our cute little Ka? hotel. 






This boat is a beauty!
(click to view full size)
This little lady was spry!


We had the place mostly to ourselves, except for an ancient guide (possibly also from the Hellenistic period) who climbed the stairs faster than we did and showed us to the tombs ‘round back.





Ancient ruins, just down the road.

Ancient ruins, just down the road.


Seating 4,000, the amphitheater was in remarkably good shape after being rebuilt during the 2nd century BC.

I decided to perform a tragedy on the stage which, given the almost 100? heat, was appropriately enough a death scene.  It was seriously hot.





Sunset at Fethiye harbor

Sunset at Fethiye harbor



And now it’s time to cool way down. For the next couple of days, I’m going to enjoy sailing around the islands dotting the shore of our new home base of Fethiye harbor. 

These clear blue waters mark the convergence of the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas and are a promised paradise for all types of water-filled fun.




Look for my next post in 3-4 days. It’s finally time to coast.

This entry was posted on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 and is filed under Europe.

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