Published: October 6th 2008September 18th 2008
After a couple of relaxing days in Fethiye we were on the road again - for a while at least. We had only just left Fethiye when the driver decided that the bus needed a quick service (it seemed to be running fine) so we pulled into a garage, the mechanic did his thing and the bus broke and would not start. 5 days on the Fez Bus now 2 breakdowns and 2 days with no aircon - we were starting to feel that we were the jinxes. After about half an hour of mechanics looking panicked it started up again although we were all a bit concerned about how far we would actually get before it broke down again. It held on though and we made it to Kaputas Beach a stunning little beach on the side of the main road from Fethiye to Kas - and a Fez Bus highlight as we were able to hop off and go for a swim. It was divine - stunning surroundings, lovely warm water and fabulous weather - we couldn’t have asked for more. We then headed on to Kas a pretty harbour town which was going to be our base for
2 nights and from which we were planning to go sea kayaking over the sunken city of Kekova.
The sea kayaking was brilliant - we had a double kayak and were able to establish a pretty good paddle rhythm for the first crossing to a lovely beach where we went for a swim. We then headed out across the sunken city (an earthquake caused its collapse into the sea many, many years ago) completely spoiling the photographs of all the people who had chosen the easy option of a boat trip to see the ruins. The only thing that spoilt our trip was that we didn’t really know what we were looking at whereas the boat trip people all had a detailed commentary so probably had a much better idea what they were looking at despite being further away. It was cool though paddling over the harbour walls and taking photos while desperately trying not to tip the kayak or drop the camera. We then paddled across to a village called Simena which is only accessible by sea for lunch before heading out to find the yummiest ice cream we’ve had in Turkey at a little cafe that makes
it own, organically in either peach or banana flavour. We had both and they were scrumptious. The final paddle home was the most exciting as the wind had picked up so rather than the pond-like conditions we’d had earlier there were actually waves and it actually felt like we were on the sea. We made it in one piece and without any casualties and decided that as soon as we got home we were going for a well deserved beer.
Well the one beer turned into five as we decided that we didn’t need to eat and spent our food money on booze instead - we had a lovely night sat on the balcony of a bar overlooking the harbour with the lycian tombs in the cliffs behind us all lit up. We absolutely loved Kas and when we return to Turkey on holiday this will be our first stop.
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