Day 10 - Flying in Fethiye
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After a quick breakfast at the Hotel we quickly dashed towards town to make plans for the day. We were advised that our blue cruise would not be leaving until Monday so we’d two whole days to kill in Fethiye but we needed to get ourselves sorted to find out what tours and activities might be available.
The upside to visiting
We jumped in the back of a rickety old Chrysler 4WD and the driver took us to Oludinez where other patrons and the pilots jumped aboard.
Once at the top of the mountain, the pilots very quickly got themselves and us into order. Whilst we took a few photos of the magnificent views from the mountain, they unbundled their wings harnessed us all up and before you knew it, Michelle and her pilot had thrown themselves off the side of the mountain. I was next and my pilot had us off the mountain less than a minute later. The ride lasted almost an hour. In peak season the pilots need to make the trip 5 or 6 times a day, so they normally have to limit the rides to 30 minutes.
Once the driver returned us to Fethiye, Michelle and I turned our focus to planning a activity for tomorrow. Again, the agent said that nothing could be arranged for tomorrow, so we resolved to do it all ourselves. The plan: to catch a dolmus to Dalyan and get ourselves on a riverboat tour from there.
On the way back from the Otogar (where we’d checked the frequency and cost of buses to Dalyan) we visited the Tomb of Amyntas. Another sign that the tourist season has yet to kick off, there was no one at the foot of the stairs to charge us entry!! Bargain!! The tomb is pretty impressive (yet another facade carved into a mountain face) but the view was fantastic.
Michelle pegged back a game in the backgammon challenge before we went for a short run and then freshened up for dinner. We hadn’t arranged for dinner in the hotel so we had to walk down to the harbour to grab a feed. This time we weren’t trying to order food before sun set though, so we didn’t attract the same stares from staff and other patrons as we did last night. Mish had a superb fish meal and I went for a lamb shish kebab, a great finale to a great day out.