My morning dog walks have been coinciding with the daily jeep safari. I prefer not to meet them as they zoom quite fast through the forest and whip up a dust cloud that must negate any health benefits I gain from my morning stroll. I vary my timings but so do the jeeps, so we've encountered each other 3 times in the last 7 days. I'm a bit sorry for the customers on board. It can't be much fun being bumped over a rough road with the sun pelting down, eating the dirt of the jeep in front. I also feel that they are being a bit short changed. They might see a stork or a heron, a few cows and a goat or two, but I don't think I, a middle-aged Brit in a Marks and Spencer's floral dress, add to their experience of Turkey's wild side. The jeep companies have put terrapins and fish in our ponds to add a bit of interest to the trip but I think I can do better.
There is a shop on the main road to the airport that sells plaster statues. It's had a giraffe and an elephant on show for the last couple of years. Do you think I should investigate getting them up to our garden to lurk behind a pine tree to give the safari guys a thrill? When my daughter was little, I had to make her a paper maché dolphin head for a school play and everyone (very rudely) said it looked more like an ear-less donkey. I could find it in the store room and have it peaking out from a bush to add a frisson to the trip. At least it would provide a few more photo opportunities.