Welcome to our second ‘Winter Walk’ article.

Our first walk took in the first section of the Lycian Way from Ölüdeniz to Faralya so this time we thought a more sedate stroll was the order of the day.

With this in mind we set off to walk from the Fethiye town square, Beşkaza along the kordon to Akarca (by the lighthouse).

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday

morning, perfect weather for walking although there was a nip in the air due to the snow on the mountains…after all, it is December.

The path

It’s level going all the way so ideal for those who don’t want too energetic a walk.

A deserted Beşkaza overlooked by snow capped mountains
A deserted Beşkaza overlooked by snow capped mountains
Looking back down the kordon to Fethiye
Looking back down the kordon to Fethiye

The scenery

As always, the scenery is stunning.

Morning haze over Fethiye
Morning haze over Fethiye
Perfectly calm water
Perfectly calm water
Fishing boats - moored and waiting
Fishing boats – moored and waiting

Stopping for breaks

There are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can stop for a break. Sunday is the only day off for Turkish people and families come out to enjoy breakfast in the winter sunshine.

There are plenty of places to stop for a break
There are plenty of places to stop for a break
A family enjoying breakfast with a view
A family enjoying breakfast with a view
Tost or Bazlama?
Tost or Bazlama?
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Or just Çay?

What else is there to see?

There is always plenty to see when you walk this route.

The familiar sight of fisherman waiting patiently for a catch.

Waiting patiently
Waiting patiently for that elusive catch

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Some people just like to sit and ponder.

Taking it all in
Taking it all in

Others go about their daily business.

Catching bait
Catching bait

Ooops!

Ooops!
Ooops!

This branch decorated with gourds just sits at the edge of the water.

'Branch with Gourds'
‘Branch with Gourds’

It’s winter and the seagulls flock back to the harbour in search of food.

These seagulls are hovering hoping to beat the fishermen to their catch
These seagulls are hovering hoping to beat the fishermen to their catch

Cormorants too.

These Cormorants came for breakfast too
These Cormorants came for breakfast too

Even the ducks were out for a walk.

Ducks out for a stroll at Akarca
Ducks out for a stroll at Akarca

The fish bait shops are now situated by the lighthouse in Akarca and are open for business all year.

Bait sellers...open for business every day
Bait sellers…open for business every day

This brought us to end of our walk …all that was left to do was turn round an go back the way we came.

8km round trip and 4 hours walking….a great way to spend a Sunday morning!

 

 

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