If you live in or near Fethiye, or just visit for a holiday, you will already know that there are some very special

sounds to be heard in this part of the world, whatever the time of year, that add to the natural

beauty of the area.

A day in a life with sounds

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

 

This week we are sharing some of the sounds that can be heard in a valley that isn’t so far away from the

busy towns and villages but nevertheless feels as if it is in another world and time.

Turn up the volume or wear headphones to enjoy the full effect!

A hidden valley with its own soundtrack

A shepherd herds his animals near Cameli

To begin with there seems to be nothing but silence in our tree-lined mountain valleys

but when you stop still and listen a collage of sound appears:

A heard of goats on the mountainside, their bleating echoing across the valley.

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

As the goats get closer, their bells become louder.

Chickens chatting away to each other over breakfast,

and the sound of a nearby stream:

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

we’re having lots of rain at the moment, so the streams are in spate,

tumbling down the valley.

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

An old chap struggles up the hill on his motorbike …

birds sing in the background.

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

Then a donkey starts braying…

And so the life of our valley continues until dusk.

Wait a minute!

Here is our cockerel and far away, a hunter with his gun…

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

There is a chorus of twilight barking and then finally, the velvety silence of the night.

The smell of wood smoke, the starry sky and nothing else… apart from the valley menagerie of course…

Sounds of Fethiye: a tranquil valley

 

Sleep well!

We wake up early around here…

 

 

 

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