TURQUOISE COAST OF TURKEY: #8

After a sumptuous breakfast we departed Antalya for Fethiye. The drive along the Turquoise Coast is advertised as probably the most scenic and spectacular in all of Turkey.  That is what they say and it was not disappointing, but I have to say some of he funky drives we took to deserted villages and the tombs became my favorites. Scary, funky and fun is a ride for me. I like those because around every corner is a new awe.

We drove with our guide to the village of Ucagiz where we enjoyed a short boat ride to Kekova Isand. Kekova Island is also known by the city that was there once upon a time and then, slipped and sunk in the ocean, now known as “Sunken City. This is where the guidebook said we would make cultural connections. Really? The husband and wife on the boat that took us out to the Sunken City were sweet smiling little happy cooks, cooking our lunch and steering the boat. When the sweet happy little cook could not get me to buy any of her handmade items, she stopped in mid-stream and never looked my way, never smiled again and would not even say good bye when it was time to leave. So, now you know about my longed for cultural connection in a little village, on a little boat somewhere along the Turquoise Coast of Turkey.IMG_1669

The city of long ago has slipped into the sea.

The city of long ago has slipped into the sea.

You can still see a gate standing proudly announcing what used to be...

You can still see a gate standing proudly announcing what used to be…

Our boat luncheon!

Our boat luncheon!

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