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Kathleen’s visit to the Bodrum Windmills

This is the last in the trilogy of guest posts from Kathleen over at Koppers Blog.  Over the past couple of months, she has intrigued us with guest posts about the Ancient Sights of Bodrum and her escapades of a Motorbike Ride around the Peninsula. Today she recounts the sightseeing trip during her last day on the Peninsula, before heading back to Istanbul.

Last Stop – The Bodrum Windmills

by Kathleen at Kopppers Blog on Travel Pod

We weren’t entirely sure what we wanted to do on our third and last day in town.  We had enjoyed the bike trip so much that we contemplated renting again and driving in a different direction.

We also thought about going out to some of the older ruins we hadn’t seen.  In the end, we decided to do a little walking and go check out the windmills located west of town.

The windmills are located between Bodrum and the next town [Gumbet], on a lovely little outcropping that looks out over the sea.

Bodrum Windmills Turkey

The windmills have fallen into disuse, and are thus not in the best of shape, which, in my opinion, made them all the more interesting.  We walked around, snapping photos, daring to peek inside some of the windmills, but not being brave enough to turn any of the mills themselves.

As we looked down towards the sea, we could see a perfect peninsula jutting out into the clear, clean water.  There wasn’t a trail or anything, so we decided to forge our own.  Unfortunately, the whole area was covered in broken glass — really, I’ve never seen so much of it in my life.

Before we knew it we were at the bottom.  It was late April, so the water was still far too chilly to swim in (despite what the Europeans will tell you!), so we tried to wade in a bit

KOP & Konrad Toe-Deep in the AegeanI made it to about my knees before I surrendered to the cold and turned back — no chance of swimming there for at least another month!
The hike up the hill was much easier, and we made it in less than 10 minutes (compared with at least 20 on the way down).  Once at the top, we continued on, back into town.

We had about an hour before the Havas left, so found a lovely little place to have our last meal in town and then rode off into a gorgeous sunset.

Before we knew it, we were back at the airport, boarding the plane, back in Istanbul, and drifting off to bed just in time to give us a few hours of sleep before waking up and heading back to the salt mine.  Ah, Bodrum — we’ll be back.


Visit Kathleen’s Travelpod blog for more of their Asian Odyssey.



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  1. Chris

    Sounds like you had a fantastic time, I have not been to Turkey before, and based on your articles it looks like somewhere I might enjoy spending some time. Shame the sea was too cold for a swim as that would have been the perfect way to round off your day.
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