Meis – Farmyard   5 comments

I had a trip over to Meis island a few days ago and before we left it was interesting to see the boats in Kaş harbour being prepared for the new season. Here’s a really cute looking little gulet looking all shipshape and ready for her owners to enjoy the summer.

Sayka
My favourite of the bigger boats is this one, she has lovely sweeping lines and a very purposeful air about her.

Alibaba
Coming into Meis harbour it was easy to see that they have been preparing for the new season too. Lots of new paint and an air of expectation about town.

Meis entrance

But the streets were nearly empty

Meis street

and the day trippers from our ferry we were almost the only ones there.

Tourists

Walking around the back streets I saw this tree that had just come into leaf on a balcony

Tree
and this heap of soil that had thousands of nasturtiums all over it making a bright show.

Nasturtiums

My garden has taken on the air of a farmyard today, that description includes the smell. My neighbours left their donkey to eat the weeds a few days ago and I suggested they leave it with me on a more permanent basis because I’ve noticed that it doesn’t get much good stuff to eat. It has to make do with whatever is growing along the roadside, in a few weeks it will be sparse and dried out so my garden will be perfect as we head into summer. I am pleased about it because I can use the manure on the bits I want to encourage too.

Donkey

I should point out for anyone worried that it is not eating the oleander that is next to it.

Then this morning young Hassan brought their two goats to browse in the corner where there is a lot of young scrub oak (maquis) which they love.

Goats
Finally, Aslan turned up, he came bounding up the drive full of the joys of spring and obviously feeling fit and healthy after his bout of sickness. It is heartening to see his recovery and to know that the medication I gave has made a difference.

Aslan

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Posted April 20, 2013 by cukurbagli in Animals, Kas, Neighbours, Tourism, Turkey

5 responses to “Meis – Farmyard

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  1. Great stuff Chris Lovely photos.

  2. Hey, Chris, thanks for posting the photogs. Meis looks charming and tranquil. I’d love to spend a summer on one of those boats, just bobbing up and down on the waves, and catching my own dinner. I noticed that the fastidious donkey is avoiding the Oleanders! Smart beast. Arslan looks handsome. Glad he overcame the parasites!
    Spring has arrived in San Jose. The weather is perfect. Wish you were here. Javaid.

  3. Kastellorizo has an interesting history. Most of its population ended up in Brazil (Florianopolis) and Australia (Perth etc).
    At one point it had over 10 000 residents.

  4. Morning Chris.
    Great descriptive writing as ever. And the photos are clear and lovely.
    Anna x

  5. Thank you Anna, hope you had a nice time in the U.S.

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