Yesterday we went into Bodrum to see the mausoleum of King Mausolus (c. 376-353 BC). It is in ruins and a lot of it was pilfered to build St. Peters castle. It was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It is amazing to see the size of this thing and there were tombs here before the mausoleum was built. Then we went down to the harbor to see the remains of a shipyard. In 1770 the Ottoman fleet was destroyed by Russians and, had to be rebuilt at shipyards like this one. The shipyard was fortified with walls and towers to ward off pirates. It was a good day…
I have been doing a lot of reading, as there is a good supply of free books here and I am going to take advantage of them while I can.
We miss all the Christmas decorations and all the doings getting ready, but some how we will have to adjust.
Well, I am just getting back here and the day has turned out to be “wonderful” !!!
It must be over 70 right now and it is only 2pm. What a day for a nice walk. The laundry is now dried, folded and down. We found a “sidewalk market” (something like a garage sale) going on at the other end of the marina. There are times when it would be nice to have a shop back home so that we could buy some of the great finds. Then walking back we had a real good Turkish lunch. It is kind of a light chicken stew with rice on the side. We also met a couple from England who has just moved into their new home in Bodrum. They are very excited about their new adventure. They said that this is the “new Spain” as far a values and the purchasing power for them. Many “Brits” are buying here for sure.
The sun has heated the “solar shower” enough for it to be comfortable, so off I go.