Tuesday, 4 May 2010

2010:365:124 From morning until night....

...another perfect day.
The town of Kaş nestles at the foot of the mountains - you can just make it out in the centre background in this view from Meis harbour.  Today, Tuesday, we took a boat trip across to the Greek island with the Greek flag hoisted half way across as we moved from Turkish to Greek waters.  We had to use Euro rather than Lira and the island feels different from its very near neighbour.  An island that suffered dreadfully in its past through earthquake and then war.  Slowly the economy is picking up and tourism is one of the main sources of income.  
The harbour at Kaş has a great variety of boats and waiting for our cruise to leave was no hardship.  
From just a little way out to sea you notice how the houses cling to the lower slopes of the mountains using every bit of level, or almost level, ground.  The amphitheatre has a great view towards Meis.  
Here too the houses around the bay occupy the very narrow strip of land before the hills rise steeply towards the centre of the island.
Along the road round the harbour fishermen make and mend their nets.
Narrow alleys and streets run at right angles to the main road and are full of interesting buildings and details of doors, plants and ornaments on which you might feast your eyes for ever.  
I suspect that the creator of this handle and knocker had a wonderful sense of humour!
The plants too have vibrant colours - and varieties that I've not seen before.
The hibiscus positively glows on the bush.... and what this creeping plant is I have no idea!
When we returned a siesta set us up for an evening out on the peninsula with a friend.  Beautiful food, great company and a relaxed time.  From her house there's a fantastic view and often magnificent sunsets.
Another day....filled with good things from morning until night.

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you
for all the benefits you have won for us,
for all the pains and insults you have borne for us.
Most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly, day by day.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
Prayer of Saint Richard of Chichester.

1 comment:

Loey said...

I have enjoyed this so much! :D