Friday 21st we make up our own breakfast from items bought from a supermarket as we have to be at the waterfront by 8.45am for a Dolphin Diving Centre boat trip which costs Paul €55 and €20 for myself. It is a small boat, the Merhaba-3, with only 5 other people, 3 of them doing […]
Wednesday 19th September is taken up with the first of the boat trips. After the usual Turkish breakfast we walk into the main town area to catch the boat for the Twelve islands of Fethiye bay on the larger of the two wooden boats operated by Kardesler sailing trips. We bag a spot on the […]
As we are staying right by the harbour we only have to walk for a few minutes to collect our pre-paid tickets and decide to go on the smaller of the two boats on offer by Special Tours. Setting off at 9.0pm on the small boat that takes about 50 people, it is quick, taking […]
Tuesday 26th September is the long travel day of the holiday. After our final excellent breakfast, we check out of the hotel (given a present of apple sauce), and then spend four hours travelling to Cesme, stopping off briefly at a small beach to have a drink and stretch our legs. We check into our […]
Monday 25th September is yet another sunny day, slightly hazy. After the usual super breakfast (which includes home-made bread and honey) we take a boat trip on Lake Bafa on the boat owned by the hotel owner. It is a two hour trip along the northern shoreline of the lake taking in three islands, each […]
We make our way to the Eminonu ferry terminal by the Galata bridge to catch the 11.00am ferry operated by Turyol (12TL each) for a 90 minute cruise up the Bosphorus. We sit on the upper deck at the front with the European side on our left as we travel up to the Fatin Sultan […]
We cave in and set off from the small rowing harbour for a boat trip that lasts over an hour. We decide to go westwards passing the town and follow the lakeshore to Goke where we turn around and are taken through a bridge in the causeway, through the southern part and return to the small harbour […]
We go on the 2.15pm hour long cruise along the River Ouse. At £9 each it is very good value, relaxing with both an interesting and funny commentary. It is fascinating to see various buildings, bridges and historic sites from the river.