Fethiye Times’ round up of the local news.
Stormy End to 2014
The Fethiye weather featured in all the local news sources last week thanks to a spell of very stormy and wet weather.
A number of properties in the Ciftlik area of Fethiye near the low lying English Farm area were flooded.
Pumps were brought in to try to clear the flood waters and temporary channels dug to help the water drain away.
The storms continued and New Year’s Eve saw some of the strongest and wettest weather of the week when a gale hit the area.
A yacht moored at one of the jetties in Gocek sank after it was battered by big waves.
On New Year’s Day snow closed the Antalya – Fethiye road near the Karabel pass, one of the high points on the road, for a short time until the roads could be salted.
The local press reported that stranded motorists left the warmth of their cars to have snow ball fights.
And to finish the week the press featured a video of a motorcyclist riding just a few centimetres away from a large lorry as it drove on the Antalya – Fethiye highway.
The report said the motorcyclist was trying to keep dry but the footage seemed to show a crazy stunt designed to attract attention.
A woman living on her own in the Fethiye Cumhuriyet Mahallesi area of Fethiye called for help last week when it was reported that her cat had become trapped behind a kitchen unit.
The fire service were called and spent 3 hours taking the kitchen apart until the feline was released.
A shepherd tending her flock who slipped and fell had to be airlifted to Fethiye hospital.
The alarm was raised by locals when they realisted the shepherd was missing and mountain rescue and medical teams were called.
They evacuate the seriously injured woman to a waiting helicopter.
A Cut Above
A local hairdresser donated free hairdos to 15 female residents of the Fethiye care home last week.
The hairdos were a New Year's present.
The 3C’s Charity big splash event took place on Saturday after being postponed earlier in the week due to the poor weather.
A large crowd turned up to watch the brave souls make the dash in fancy dress into the sea.
The press, fascinated as to why anyone would take a dip in such cold weather, were out in force.
Local and national press featured the charity event which is good news for all.
Meanwhile on another beach a bit further up the coast plans to relocate the Fethiye boat yard to the Karaot Beach, Yaniklar took another twist last week when protestors gathered on the beach to highlight the environmental implications of the new development and voice their plans to disrupt the development.
The press showed images of the Jandarma deployed to the event who were dressed in protective clothing, held shields and batons.
But the event was well behaved and the protestors dispersed without incident.
A court case into the development continues.
The British Pound bought 3.59 Turkish Lira. The week before it bought 3.60 Turkish Lira.
The image this week is of Sovalye Island in the bay of Fethiye.