Here are a few photos of Marmaris I took during a walk a few mornings ago. We were here a year ago at this time so some photos may look familiar. We really are looking forward to experiencing the winter here. We WILL BRING SOME WINTER CLOTHES FROM HOME this visit. We were told that sweaters would be enough for Cyprus, but we froze with lots of sweaters on. But it’s so hot now, I’m thinking cold weather will be just fine. Now I know the real reason Jews wish to be in Jerusalem: it’s cooler!
ps I don’t think all of the charms in Turkey and Israel can help my poor TERRIBLE Red Sox. Yuck!
Marmaris: Morning Walk along the Coast
Our first full day in Marmaris: our first lunch at Aciktim.
It was either Bill and Judy on BeBe or Linda and Michael on B’Sheret who told us about this small tuvuk doner place on the side street where tourists don’t go. That was last year in May during our first Turkey stay. Now, if we’re not eating lunch on the boat; we’re eating it at Aciktim.
A walk along through the coast from the marina to the beaches and back to the marina.
Where there are fishermen, there are cats! But no crying kittens so we didn’t have to worry.
There are canals that run from Marmaris into the bay so foot bridges cross over to the city center. Not sure the source of the water.
An octopus walking along the promenade?
I rather like this fellow.
I like this fellow too.
The promenade area is quite nice though with not shade, quite hot!
This fountain with its sculptures of playing children was unfinished our first visit.
The romance of sailing…lovely….until something goes wrong with the boat, weather, or the crew gets seasick. It’s always easy in the harbor.
Ataturk still stands guard at the harbor.
You know you’re not in Kansas when KEBAB is also a choice along with ICE CREAM and WAFFLES.
My goal is to know the location of every WC in Marmaris town.
The coast promenade is lined with restaurants and hotels for miles and miles AND MILES; all the way to the next town.
The beach was un-crowded at 8:45 am: (and not very crowded even at mid day a few days later.)
Normally Marmaris beach population jumps from 30,000 to 200,000 during the summer. But things seem much less crowded this year than last year. Not good for the local economy.
Walking back past the restaurants of old town; lovely, inviting, but empty.
I love the pinks and blues… colors you see on Cape Cod and the New England Coast.
Mountains border Marmaris, hopefully good for hiking in the cool weather.
Small fishing boats line the canal.
Just outside Netsel marina is the Migros grocery store which carries pretty much everything we would need that we don’t get at the Thursday Market. It’s about a 10 minute walk from our boat.