It’s that time of year when you dream of an end to dreary grey winter days and look forward to a holiday in the sun.
The season is fast approaching and, whilst you’re making plans for your dream holiday, the hotels and businesses in the area are also making preparations for the coming season.
Fethiye Times paid a visit to the Yakamoz Hotel in Ovacık to see how the preparations were coming along.
Yakamoz Hotel – preparing for the summer season
On approach, the hotel appears to be hibernating, with closed gates and no signs of life. But don’t be fooled, let’s go in and see what’s happening…
There doesn’t appear to be anyone around but wait, the door to the restaurant is open so let’s take a look…
The kitchen is a hive of activity. Well, preparing food for the guests IS a labour of love at the Yakamoz.
It’s marmalade making time and the kitchen is filled with a sweet-sharp aroma coming from the pans bubbling on the stove.
Orange peel and juice along with pith, squeezed-out orange and lemon pulp and pips in a muslin bag, simmer away and fill the kitchen with the scent of orange nectar.
Delicious homemade marmalade for breakfast. Ready and waiting for you…
Olive’s from the garden
Olives are hand-picked from the garden, cracked and cured in brine.
The Yakamoz has an attractive, natural garden that provides a relaxing shady area as an alternative to the pool terrace.
A garden like this needs tending constantly and, during the winter months, there is a lot of heavy work to be done pruning, clearing and digging borders and general tidying up.
Blueing the green
Although not in use over the winter, the swimming pool is left full to prevent damage to the walls or cracking from pressure. Once the chlorine levels drop, algae can grow and the water goes green.
Don’t worry, Mehmet and the team will be ‘blueing the green’ in time for your visit.
Furniture is either stored inside or piled up and covered over to protect it from the winter weather. Outside areas and features are protected with plastic sheeting.
Spring has sprung
It may still be winter, but there are many signs that spring is upon us and summer is on its way.
Whilst everything may seem a little sad and forlorn, that isn’t the case…there’s an air of expectancy as the Yakamoz wakens for the summer.
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