When I left you last time, I'd shown you the pictures from my hotel and the frantically busy market in Fethiye. Today I thought I'd share with you some of the more low key moments from the trip. The best thing about Hisaronu is that it's a handy distance away from both Fethiye and Olu Deniz, so you're never more than a few minutes ride away by Dolmus (the mini bus taxi services).
The Dolmus are quick and easy for getting around and they'll usually stop for you if you fling your arm out - plus they're really cheap. It cost us 3 lira to get to the beach in Olu Deniz which is something like a quid (if that). Although we did spend a considerable amount of time whiling away the time poolside, we wanted to make an effort to get out and see the area, so we made a trip to the beach and Blue Lagoon in Olu Deniz.
You can go on any part of the beach, but if you walk all the way up the long strip of beach front, you eventually come to a hut where you have to pay for entrance to the Blue Lagoon, which is the opposite side to the slightly breezier beach (it cost us 6 lira to get in).
It's definitely worth a look as the aptly named blue water lagoon is nestled amongst the surrounding mountains with gentle waters ideal for swimming in. Be warned though, there was a lot of activity here and lots of families with kids. If you want it a bit more relaxing then skip over to the other side and use the beach. It's very picturesque though and worth a visit.
If you do prefer the beach side, then you'll be able to see all the para gliders floating gracefully down from the mountain tops. They come down in their scores so it's quite something to behold.
I'm a sucker for cute animals and the cats out there are teeny tiny. I'm not sure if they were 'feral' or not but they certainly seemed happy enough when everyone fed them scraps from the table. There were about four kittens too, but they were too flighty to sit still for me to get a picture of. This one is the mummy cat and she's so small!
Of course, I couldn't let another post go by and not share some more food with you. This time I had the lemon chicken (again from the Pine Hills restaurant where we were staying) which was yum.
Anyways, I have a few more snaps to come in part 3, so keep an eye out for it!