A post of Oledeniz and Fethiye, Turkey
I’m sat on a seat waiting for my tea with Mum and Dad. The sun is shining brightly on this part of the Turkish Coastline, local fishermen are sat by the harbour – seeing to their nets. The water is so clear, you can see the fish swimming around the boats.
The café is by a fountain, and there are shaped box – trees in the shape of Dolphins, Pelicans and Flamingoes around it. As we sit down to eat we’re greeted by two real live pelicans – kept by their owners – the cafe’s owners named their establishment around them. We’re reassured – They’ve been Fed.
A Cup of Apple Tea, is the perfect start to the lunchtime treat about to come. Local Fish , Chips and Salad. The chips were really crispy and were dusted in a special mix of rosemary and thyme… But in essence its the Fish that’s the star of the show in these parts – Landed by the fishermen and served in herby citric breadcrumbs with a slice of lemon. The Mushy peas and Tartar sauce side players on the dish – but nice all the same.The Salad is just as nice – Fresh Tomato Cucumber and Lettuce, served with a Tzatziki sauce, and the obligatory Turkish olives. Drinking a Beer would have ruined the taste of this lovely dinner – so I have a lemonade instead. As the sun shines down on the waterside, it makes rainbow bubbles in the glass which land on the tablecloths. Local seabirds look on enviously from the pathway – waiting in hope for a piece of fish to drop from the table. Alas for them…the tables are guarded. The café owners Cat is watching them from nearby.
Some cold ice tea, and a fruit salad finish the meal off nicely. After paying and thanking our hosts we then walk alongside the harbour, where there are a number of boats from the local fishing fleet alongside visiting yachts.