Living In and Around Fethiye

Living In and Around Fethiye – mountains, sea and sun

  • Fethiye Boatyards
    If you want your bottom scraped, a paint job, rotting timbers replaced or an engine refit, best book a spot at the boatyards beyond Karagozler. It’s a fascinating place where traditional skills live on. Always well worth a visit.
  • A Life in Colour
    Months of brilliant sunshine really make colours fizz and pop in Turkey. Here’s a selection of cheerful photos to prove my point. Don’t forget your shades. Or welding goggles if it’s a particularly bright day!
  • Surprising Fethiye
    There’s so much more to Fethiye than the Paspatur and the seafront. I pootled around the back streets and discovered some intriguing sights. Did you know there’s a substantial waterfall in Fethiye?
  • Kaya
    While only a few kilometres from Fethiye as the crow flies, the Kaya valley is a rural oasis, green, fertile and dotted with numerous ruins, including the abandoned village of Karmylassos.
  • Splendid Sunsets
    There is something arresting about a sunset as that big old fiery ball of orange sinks below the horizon, usually last thing in the evening. Think they’re all the same? Think again.
  • Meeting New Friends
    Covid restrictions curtailed our freedom and denied us the company of friends, so I had to improvise and populated the garden with imaginary characters of a bushy nature. It was a bit worrying, to be honest…
  • Lockdown Living
    The arrival of the pandemic forced us all to adapt to the new normal, where we heard rumours you could swap an Andrex twin-pack for a Renault Clio. On a personal level, I built a Jenga tower out of toilet rolls worth more than several bitcoin while Jan struggled with a buffering TV.
  • FLOP – Looking at life on the street from an alternative point of view…
    Meet our furry friends, the cats and dogs who spend their lives living on the street. It can be a hard life, but only if you haven’t trained your humans properly…