Sunny Seasider

Life is so precious
Another Year gone by
Well we've just had our last visit of the season to our home in Gumuskaya, and I've really got the holiday blues today. We've just had very good weather for the 12 days we were there, so hot and even the evenings very pleasant too. Everything has now been stored away, the moisture absorbers, salt, are out and doors open everywhere, etc to aid the help of airflow and prevention of condensation, (ok, blummin damp then). I certainly had tears in my eyes today as we said Goodbye until next Spring. I don't think I can wait until then, having not been there in the winter months before, is it worth taking the hike through Istanbul Airport for onward transfer to Bodrum?

I'm normally very sunny, but not today.
 
Another Year gone by
I know just how you feel, I still have another six days here and as I walked around the village today I felt quite sad, it's going to be a long time till we can come back as Peter has used up all of his holidays!

We came from Manchester for Christmas once and New year twice and even though it was much quieter we enjoyed it very much, do it if you can. x
 

essie

Member
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You have to go, to come back....as my Mum always says!!
Dave and I live in Gümüşkaya all year round and it is lovely. Yes it gets cold, yes it gets wet, but the sun shines every day if only for an hour. It can often be warmer outside than in.The countryside is stunning, green,wild flowers. The beaches empty. People have time to sit and chat.I would say that February is the only 'Winter' month. Give it a try...You'll be surprised how many people are around in both yalı and Gümüşlük.
 

pipermam

Member
Another Year gone by
Hi,
I always feel like you do when I leave each year at the end of October. So last year I went out for the New Year. I had a great time. The place was very quiet, but I loved it. We had a barbecue at the seaside on New Year's Day. This was followed with a trip to the snow on the mountains around Muğla. It was also Camel Wrestlıng season. The only downside was the house was very cold.......colder inside than out. So it depends on what you want. Car thermometer showed temperatures from 0 to 14 degrees.
 

red

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Another Year gone by
hi Sunny

we went for new year 08 it rained late NYE than all day new year day, the next four days were lovely blue sky and sunny. A fan heater and the air cons blowing hot kept us warm enough.
We were hoping to go over for the half term week - Oct 24th, but the flights were too expensive £300+ they seem to be booked up now.
 

Sunny Seasider

Life is so precious
Another Year gone by
This is all so good to hear, I remember Essie (Lesley) when we met in Gunulcelen that you have good days, and you take lovely long strolls along the beach with your dogs. We spoke to a couple on our sitesi and they went in December one year and had lovely sunny days, I'm going to be looking at flights already and only just feel like I've got my arms back, now I'm back with my TLFer's, it's helping to cheer me up, lol. I wouldn't mind the quiteness as I find it very relaxing there.

Lesley
 
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I felt like that too when I left in September, normally go October but have so many other committments this year so closed up. We are going out Jan 2nd normally there for New Year but. the last 2 were boring. If you can get out there it's lovely in the winter, cold at night, you will need heating and blanlkets/quilts but lovely and fresh, good time to do jobs in property, go sightseeing, have friends round for dinner, this will be our 5th time there in Jan. As mentioned before we ar going Pegasus, Stanstead to Izmir, sightseeing around Izmir. Kusadasi before heading to Turgetries.
The New Year's day sponsered swim at Turg is a must, Camel wrestling is interesting, but personally, bee
n there, done it don't need to go again.
Whatever you decide have a good time uk or Turkey
 

Sunny Seasider

Life is so precious
Another Year gone by
May have to try early January then, I know talking to the locals in Yalikavak that they enjoy the winter months as it gives them all time to sit around and talk to each other after they have all been busy during the summer months. I know that a few places close in Yalikavak, but home cooking can be done and lots of walking and socialising sounds good.
 

pineapple1

I Love Kleopatra Beach !
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Hi Lesley . I.ve been to Turkey in every month of the year . Nov in Izmir was wet . Dec it was Sunny in Fethiye January was warm enough to wear T shirt in Side and Alanya . BUT Feb i was frozen by the cold wind in Izmir and Fethiye . couldn't get the house's warm . Sunshine yes but that wind got right into your bones . and when it was cloudy no hot water from the solar thingy . So take a fan heater if you don't have one . I hope to go for christmas to Lara but if i stay a while i.ll come to see this village
You've convinced me !!! ... Diane
 

luckycat68

LOVING MY LIFE
Another Year gone by
May have to try early January then, I know talking to the locals in Yalikavak that they enjoy the winter months as it gives them all time to sit around and talk to each other after they have all been busy during the summer months. I know that a few places close in Yalikavak, but home cooking can be done and lots of walking and socialising sounds good.


So is Gambia out of the question now ?? :3:
 

Sunny Seasider

Life is so precious
Another Year gone by
So is Gambia out of the question now ?? :3:

No Sue, def want some sunshine as well, we'll keep you posted, p.m you on what/how the holiday plans work out. You never know may get back to Yalikavak before you go off for your winter break, lol. Just got the Yalikavak blues, 12 days went tooooooooo quick. I was just getting into the village way of life, and bang, it was flight home-time, lol.
 

waterbaby

Member
Another Year gone by
Come back and see how "winter life" is. There is still alot going on and everywhere seems to be having some sort of party. Xmas day stroll along the beach is fab wouldnt want to go for a swim tho lol. Feb gets really cold, you will need your thermals if you come then. Istanbul flight connections arent as big a prob as they seem, very straight forward
 

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