Last four days we have celebrated the festival of the sacrifices, the second big religious festival in Islam. Tradition says that you have to sacrifice an animal and distribute it's meat to poor. However as I do not like the idea of sacrificing an animal, I always donate the equavalent amount of a sheep to a charity..
So in the first day of the festival, I gave a big lunch to husband's family.On the second day we visited some elder relatives and when the third day came we have more or less finished with the festival. It was a rainy and gray day in İstanbul. After having a late breakfast and lazily decided to spend the day indoors, hubby suddenly came with a wonderful idea. He said' Let's pack something and go to Datca '( where our beach house is) and that's what we did. We packed ours and Hera's stuff and left the house in an hour. After an 11 hours drive we are here and that's where I was just 2 hours ago..
Today is December 1st and officially the first day of winter but appereantly Mediterranean has other ideas. Sea is just wonderful.. Cool enough for a relaxing swim.
As for Hera, she is having the best time of her young life. She is leash free and roaming the surrounding with great joy and interest and so far always finding her way to come home, but her first encounter with the sea wasnt her best point. As a dog who hates to take a bath, she doesnt like the sea either. When she is home she prefers to spend her time on the balcony under the sun.
We will be here until the end of this week and I will definitely post more from here. I missed being here so much and hubby and I talking more and more about moving here permanently..and couple quick shots from the harbour..