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Author Topic: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th  (Read 6972 times)

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Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« on: September 06, 2013, 05:40:24 AM »
Another totally still morning.  Just the birds in the trees behind me, the trickling of the pool water and a perfectly calm sea. Out to the right, the sun has just caught the top of the masts, high up on the hill.

Yesterday was Market Day. Think watch battery, Hollister T-shirt, spring onions, fresh coriander and fresh figs. At first, there was no coriander, but Nice Vegetable Man said “5 minutes” as he got on his mobile phone. I packed a bag of the freshest vine tomatoes at just over TL1 a kilo. Perfectly on time, a chap arrived on a scooter with a bag of coriander, paying my couple of lire for the herbs as Nice Vegetable Man picked up another tomato, smiling, and put it in my bag.

After breakfast at Café Ev & some groceries on the way back down the hill, we chilled out by the pool until the taxi came at 2pm. It was only around 15 minutes to get to Patara and we had arranged for the taxi to be back at 7.30pm, so we could see the sunset.

The waves were rolling in and people were enjoying themselves in the sea, still stood up some 50 - 75 metres away. The breeze was warm yet refreshing and the next four hours of an iPod moment fixed it for me.

By 6pm the beach was emptying – just like the bottle of Lal! -  and by 7, we were just some of the few remaining people, cameras at the ready. Eva Cassidy was on the iPod as I walked the beach along the water’s edge.

Patara really is a beautiful beach. It is stunning. But it doesn’t belong to us, it belongs to the turtles and we were just self –invited guests to their home and paradise for a few hours.
The sun increased its intensity of deep orange as it slid into the sea and the beach took on a different beauty all of its own. It was the perfect sunset, on the perfect beach and I felt quite choked, re-shooting my short video to hide my croaking voice.

As if saying goodbye to a close relative, we left the home of the turtles and ambled back to the car park and the waiting taxi, wishing to do that one more time this holiday, at least.

Back at Villa Kismet, I pushed the Outback round to the dining terrace and lit the gas. Chinese Chicken thighs, which had been in the marinade all day, beef steak, cacik and tabbouleh – with some borek and aubergine salad left from Kazim, yesterday.  Simple, easy and tasty and the chicken so soft, I am sure Kazim would have been pleased.

The figs are large, ripe and juicy and they are for a light lunch today: lightly toasted bread, a drizzle of orange blossom honey, with some small chunks  of blue cheese on top of sliced fresh figs. While Mrs A will have her favourite, a fresh beetroot, blue cheese and pear salad. Job done.

And after that, as if Patara was not a large enough treat yesterday, Mehmet can reward me with another shave.

Antler


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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 05:57:07 AM »
Antler - Thank you for sharing your holiday with us!

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 06:25:43 AM »

It's my pleasure, Amber.

Here was Patara at sunset last evening. Please excuse my over enthusiasm!

http://youtu.be/8WvDRDYHeYQ

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 07:00:51 AM »
Fantastic - the perfect accompaniment to my first cup of coffee in the morning - thanks Antler!

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 07:10:34 AM »
Me too Irene! Thanks for sharing Antler and this time next week I'll be drinking my coffee while sitting over looking Kalkan bay, excited.

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 07:17:01 AM »
........and we will be there on the 26th - cant wait!

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 07:18:09 AM »
A heavenly start to my dark, rainy Manchester morning. How much was the return cab fare if you don't mind me asking Antler?

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 07:22:52 AM »
TL100 return. Dropping us off and then fetching us later. There are 7 of us.

Then, TL5 each for us to get in. So a total of TL135 for 7.

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 07:32:33 AM »
So beautiful.....have never thought of staying at Patara till sunset. Oh I do hope we are able to do our trip in four weeks time......off to work now.....sigh  O0

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 08:31:34 AM »

It's my pleasure, Amber.

Here was Patara at sunset last evening. Please excuse my over enthusiasm!

http://youtu.be/8WvDRDYHeYQ

Wow, we are going to do this one fine day, looks totally amazing, thanks antler  ;)
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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 09:04:15 AM »
Another great report antler. Thanks so much for sharing your holiday with us. Patara at sunset is definitely on the agenda for next year and my tummy just rumbled at the thought of those figs, honey and cheese - must try that too! Have a great day.  8)

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 09:39:58 AM »
That sunset was stunning Antler, thank you for sharing it with us.  Raining here in London and total change of weather from yesterday so especially good to have your reports on Kalkan, complete with videos.

We are really going to miss these reports when you return to UK.  Fortunately I am due to be out in Kalkan myself in just over a week and can experience some of the things you have enjoyed. 

Are you taking one or two photos to add to the gallery here?  I hope other forum members remember to check it out from time to time.   There have been some new additions recently (sorry, none from me, maybe after this visit?)

Keep the reports and and videos coming Antler


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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013, 09:43:45 AM »
WOW!!!
It brought a tear to my eye...and I'm the hardest of all hard-hearted people.
Simple and beautiful.
thank you, Antler :)
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt :)

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2013, 09:54:43 AM »
Fabulous reports Antler! :) :) Keeping me and OH going until we will be back at the Pirat in 2 weeks time. As other posts have said the weather has changed here, very wet in West Yorkshire. Look forward to next instalment, and loving the video clips as well. Babs, i'm keeping everything crossed for you!!
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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 10:43:00 AM »
What a magical description and video. We're there ourselves in just over a week and cant wait to be captivated by lovely lovely Kalkan.

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2013, 11:16:44 AM »
What a wonderful picture you paint of Patara!  Thankyou ;D


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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2013, 11:48:11 AM »
WOW! Thanks Antler Patara beach at sunset! That was fantastic must try that next year!

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2013, 01:12:32 PM »
We don't want you all teary, kalkan4eva!

So here is something daft to cheer you up....

http://youtu.be/e9awFiwA7SQ

(I know, you want them tested on the Town beach....later, then!)

And arriving at Patara early yesterday afternoon.....

http://youtu.be/aXdBkHN5wqQ
« Last Edit: September 06, 2013, 01:29:24 PM by antler »

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2013, 02:01:23 PM »
Welcome back Nicky!  ;)
K4E......you have a personal YouTube clip.....what an honour! :laugh:

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Re: Antler's Holiday - Day 6 - Sept 6th
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2013, 03:16:37 PM »
Can anyone smell burning rubber? >:D
People Of Britain.. When your missus asks "Does my bum look big in this? Never say "Dunno your blocking the light."... just sayin ????

 ta ta for now
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