That evening we were serenaded by two guitarists as we dined in a local restaurant; and on Sunday the operetta returned. How lovely to be surrounded by so much music!
On Tuesday, we went to the Doğal Tatil Resort again. This time for the orientation meetings held for the English Departments and new foreign teachers of the various Istek Schools. The sumptuous welcome dinner was held by the swimming pool and there was dancing to a live band afterwards. Naturally some people finished up in the pool – it was far too tempting. Erol takes the prize for swimming a spectacular length, fully clothed, after his dunking. Although, perhaps his aquatic expertise is to be expected as he spent some time in the Submarine Corps.
The following day was taken up by meetings, although I am not sure that everyone appeared, as the last revellers staggered to their beds at 5.00am!
The view of Şile Harbour and the ancient castle.