The Flora Hotel in Köyceğiz

The Flora Hotel, Koycegiz, Nr. Dalaman.8" x 12" Acrylic on card

The Flora Hotel, Koycegiz, Nr. Dalaman.
8″ x 12″ Acrylic on card

One of the very few things I miss about the UK is fishing for wild trout in the mountain rivers and lakes of Snowdonia. Although I have my fly fishing tackle here I haven’t found anywhere to cast a line but then, while searching the web for possible places, I saw the huge carp in Koycegiz lake. I’m not a carp fisherman but, as it’s only 60k from Fethiye, off I went for a three day visit. This is not going to be just another fishy tale as I caught nothing – Koycegiz Lake is huge and you need plenty of skill and experience to find the fish, let alone catch any – but it is a stunning place.  You also need a boat as virtually the whole perimeter is lined with rushes so I was lucky to meet Alp, the owner of the Flora Hotel, where I stayed and who provided suitable equipment.  When returning as the sun set at the end of a clear, calm November day I took the photo which I used to create this painting.

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