Tuesday 29 September (continued)
We arrive in Oludeniz late afternoon and stayed in the Magic Tulip Hotel. We immediately noticed the many hang gliders in the town from our balcony. It was a tourist town with many English tourists and so many restaurants all competing for guests to come and eat there. It was all bright lights, food and shops … lots of fun!! The hotel had a swimming pool which our room overlooked. That night, the adjacent hotel had a karaoke night which kept the singers occupied until the early hours singing Abba and other pop songs.
Wednesday 30 September
We travelled this morning to go on a boat trip on the river Dalyan where we stopped at another anchored fishing boat. Here we saw big long necked turtles and ordered some freshly caught and cooked crabs which were delivered to us later beautifully cooked and such a delicate flavour. We continued on to turtle beach, again on the Mediterranean Sea where we jumped into the warm waters with the hundreds of others on the beach. I met an Afghanastani man who was living in Germany and holidaying in Turkey. His wife was in the water too in a special top to toes swimsuit including headgear but in pink Lycra. Once again there were beach umbrellas and lounges to use and after the swim we boated to our riverside restaurant for a fish lunch.
We saw the Kaunos tombs on the way back in the boat. After we got back to Oludeniz, Paul and I wandered out to have kebabs and beer. There were lots of shops , restaurants and singing and dancing happening again.
When we were down at the beach promenade, it was at dusk and the hang gliders were landing on targeted areas on the actual promenade amongst all the people there. We finally found a fish restaurant to go to.