Thursday, 21 January 2016

Wild Weekend



My mother, Maggie, is staying with us this month and her friends in the UK keep asking her if she's enjoying the hot weather. These pictures will finish off that idea! 


These photos were taken on Sunday from the shelter of Berk Balık restaurant.


January is a month of wild Lodos winds from the South that are warm but come with lashing rain and occasional hail, alternating with North winds that herald crisp mornings, bright blue skies but very low temperatures. This is our hibernation month where we disappear under duvets, electric blankets, triple socks and balaclavas - dreading the arrival of our electricity bills as any heat generated inside a modern Bodrum house goes straight through the walls.  We don't feel too aggrieved, this time last month we were sitting at these tables enjoying the sunshine and we will probably be back again before long.

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  1. logs on the fire is about as adventurous as we get when the weather is like this! Stay snug, lie back and think of England ;-D

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    1. sounds a perfect way to keep warm

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  2. Oh those gale force winds at the top of this hill...quite scary. But you're right, it doesn't last long (dreading the electricity bill!). Spring is just around the corner x

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    1. in fact Spring is here for 2 days before the next freeze

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  3. Gosh I am glad that you posted this I thought that you were exagerating on my post when you said you were having your month of winter.
    I have only ever known wall to wall sunshine in Turkey, no rain and no wild seas. I love those waves on the first photo.

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  4. Dramatic! We're awaiting winter herebut with serious concerns. The almond blossom is out on too many trees... Not a good sign.
    Enjoy the time with your mum. Axxx

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    1. despite bubble wrap, several of my pots have suffered already.

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  5. The winter weather is never dull in Bodrum!

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  6. Not sure which I prefer... but think I'll opt for the blue skies and chill... because we have more leaks that the Titanic in our little abode... :)

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    1. most of us go through at least two new roofs and complete window and door change before we stem all the leaks.

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  7. B to B, Maggie is very adventurous to come down and spend this month with you! (Our gas bill came yesterday - brutal.) Stay warm and hopeful for spring.

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    1. do you have mains gas on the island? we don't in Bodrum.

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  8. Wow you guys really have bad weather! Love the photos of that side of the coast. Here in Alanya we are freezing because of the cold winds coming down from Russia, but our big waves are not even comparing with what I see in these photos!

    So happy to have found a new Turkey blog :)

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    1. Welcome MrsU. Thanks for commenting - I think you will get the warm weather back before we do but I don't envy your solar heated water in Winter - I need my hot showers !

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  9. Hard to imagine Bodrum like that though I know in a few months it is the beautiful spring to look forward to- love Bodrum even with the rain!!:) x

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    1. Spring has almost sprung - the anemones are already out.

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  10. Winter is hitting us all this year, with wind and rain, if not with cold. I'm glad for you your winter is so short. Here's to sitting out at those tables soon.

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