Foggy is a soft toy dog on an adventurous quest to raise funds and awareness for The ME Association. His best friend Patch’s favourite human has M.E.
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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Diary of a soft toy dog in Turkey!
Back in August Foggy went to Turkey with Michele. While he was there he wrote a diary. Unfortunately the diary and the camera cable went missing and have only just been found! Here is his diary and photos from his turkish adventure!
Turkey holiday diary
In the minibus....on our way!!
The minibus turned up at 2pm to pick me up, the only male
(apart from the driver) in a group of 10 women. It was a raucous trip to the
airport. After a meal in Wetherspoons to pass the time the flight left in the
early evening. After 4 hours, my first time on a plane…. We arrived in the early hours to a balmy 25
degrees. A further transfer of 1 hour 30 minutes followed before we arrived at
the Tuntas Aparthotel in Turkey. Time for bed me thinks – night all
After a few hours kip I awoke to temperatures over 30
degrees and a leisurely breakfast on the terrace. Time spent by the pool
sunbathing until mid-afternoon and then a trip on the dolmus (small bus) to the
centre of the town for a spot of shopping.
More lovely blue skies and leisure time spent by the pool.
Bliss, I could get used
We all headed down to the port today for a boat trip. The
sky was blue, the sea was calm and the upper deck was festooned with cushions. Music
was piped onto the deck to put us in the party mood and we set sail. We weighed
anchor when we reached a cove to give the humans a chance to cool off. I settled
in the shade, content to watch…. After a while we set off again cruising along
the coast. Another stop and time for a spot of lunch, it’s a hard life…. The last stop was a stop at a shingle beach before a leisurely cruise back to
port. We hit a bit of a
swell towards the end of our trip and I must admit I
felt a bit green in the gills, but all in all a relaxing day was had by all.
A few of us decided to take the long coach trip to
Pamukkale. It’s 3 hours from Kusadasi but a must see trip. The
first stop was to a very nice 5* hotel for lunch and a swim in the
white sulphurous water followed by a wallow in the red muddy water. Then we were off to see the main attraction nearby where
the hot waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff and
the mineral deposits are left behind giving it a snow capped appearance. The
walk up was a challenge for the humans who had to walk
Can you see me?!
barefoot over the hard
ground and try not to slip on the flowing water. It took approximately 30
minutes to reach the summit, with lots of photo opportunities on the way and
the views throughout the climb were stunning…
A short walk from the top was the famous “Cleopatra’s Pool”.
The humans decided to have a swim amongst the ruins while I rested (they seem
to be obsessed with bathing…).
Sadly all too soon the time was up and we had to dash to get
back to the coach by the departure time. We made it by the skin of
our teeth. Then another long 3 hour journey homeward but it was so worth it…
We decided to have a bit of a culture day today and a few of
us decided to take a short taxi ride to visit Ephesus. Here some
amazing ruins can be found in surprisingly good condition and you can really
picture what life must have been like in ancient roman times. I have to say
there were far too many cats about
for my liking… The other downside was the
heat, it must have been topping 40 degrees, it’s a good job we had plenty of
water and we were mainly walking downhill… But the ruins did provide lots of
photo opportunities for such a handsome chap as me…
We decided it was time for
some relaxation today and spent the day sunbathing by the pool.
Sadly we had reached the last day of our holiday. As our
flight wasn’t leaving until the early hours of Friday morning we packed up and
vacated our rooms and spent the remainder of the day by the pool. A last
Chilling by the pool
spot of shopping followed by a meal and then we were off to the airport on the
transfer coach. A very tired party of 10 plus me arrived in Gatwick at 4am and
3 hours later I was back and my human Sally came to collect me. What an amazing
trip, of course I expect to have many more adventures… Doggy snogs, Foggy xxxxxx