Ancient Treasures by the Sea

Our usual start to the day then a slightly longer Boat run to our swim spot.

We were swimming another coastal route ending at the remains of old city.

Notice all the little blue fish

Stunning swimming made over 3km seem easy. Fish darted around us as we swam along at a fairly leisurely pace and we in our group we have three eco warriors. Tiny Betty dived quite deep to pick up a very large water bottle. Only problem was it was full. How she swam back up with it remains a mystery! My hero! Or heroine!

Then B1 and Pam did a clean up – swimming to shore, gathering a few water bottles discarded in the water and on the pebbly beach.

Our stop for lunch was in front of the remains of an ancient city. The walls of the city remain and some of the houses and even some tombs by the waterline. A group motored over to explore the area and climb up the hill to the highest part of the remaining wall.

It was very hot and a swim was needed at the end to cool down. Some discarded clothes and walking shoes and swam back to the boat.

Lunch was delicious. This time BBQ fish. And several salads. We are so spoilt. I’ve forgotten to mention the afternoon tea after our last swim. Platters of the best fruits and Turkish tea.

There were fun and games today. Effie the boat owners son was showing all his tricks. He can dive down, lay horizontally facing up and blow out air rings. One….. then a second and with perfect timing they join to one circle. Amazing. Others had a go but no one could match Effie.

Our second swim was along the prettiest coast line. Lots of fish, underwater rock formations, rock shelves and caves and after 2.5 km ended at a narrowing inlet to a sandy beach. So beautiful.

Meet my orange group swimmers: next to me, USA Betty, George from NY, Lesley, Helen and Alison all from England.

Steve’s yellow group: B1& B2 Jeff & Barry, NY Vanessa, Aussie Janty and Steve.

As we headed back to Kas, Mustafa dipped a fishing line in. He held the reel to his ear and phoned the fish telling them to jump on his line!

Lo and behold they listened.

Lots of cheering and smiles from us all. Three more fish followed. Tuna for dinner for Mustafa and the family.

Me holding George’s little black bear ! He’s well travelled.

We all enjoy getting back to our hotel at the end of a long salty day. Another 6km today and it’s catching up with us. It’s very tiring!

We all spend time in the aircon until it’s time to head down to town for another delicious Turkish dinner. This time grilled chicken and lots of green salad!

Our evening was over and tomorrow one big 5km swim a crossing from a Greek island into Turkish water arriving at a lighthouse near Kas.

The orange group enjoying a drink break. Our boat. So big and comfortable.

5 thoughts on “Ancient Treasures by the Sea

  1. Loving your swim, Fran. What a treat to have so many fish swimming around you. Liked the look of those ruins… oh, and all that delish food. Excellent bubble rings… too clever. Bx🤩

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