Day 12 - Blue Cruise - Oludeniz
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We awoke to another beautiful clear day. It was going to be a real shame to leave Fethiye. We were getting used to the views from our balcony and the space of our room. It turned out that three other people staying at our hotel (and there were only three other people at our hotel) we also on the blue cruise with us; Phil, Sandi and Shing. We piled into a minivan at about 10am and we were taken to the harbour where we endured the obligatory bureaucracy and standing about whilst we waited for everyone else to show up and check in. I think the intent was for us to depart before midday but we didn’t set sailing until almost 1pm, as we were forced to wait for an Irishman who was running late. Apparently his minibus got a flat tyre en route.
With our full compliment of 14 passengers, we finally got underway. No sooner had we rounded the corner of the bay though, the wind picked up and the weather began to deteriorate, ever so slowly. Our first stop was Oludeniz. It took us a little over an hour to get there and when we did, most people had been sufficiently chilled by the cool winds to be discouraged from entering the sea for a dip. Robert, Jared, Phil, Emily and Michelle all gave it a go though. Despite their insistence that it wasn’t too bad once you got it, I couldn’t be talked into it. After his swim, Robert went ashore to go Paragliding and whilst he was away, our boat went just around the corner to
As the night wore on Michelle slipped away and told me that she wanted to sleep under the stars on the deck of the boat. I reluctantly joined her, after putting on a few more layers of clothing. Hopefully with a sleeping bag and a number of blankets, we could endure the cold weather which seemed to be setting in.