My morning's excursion was to Gundogan today. It took me about half an hour to get there. I parked my car outside a government building by the water and started to walk the promenade. There were a couple of souvenir stands behind the public beach; I noticed a necklace I liked in the first one that was open and struck up a conversation with the lovely lady behind the counter, Neriman Hanim. I found out that they had moved to Bodrum back in 1996 and were very happy living here. I am always asking the locals I meet about life in the winter months here, trying to gauge if my husband and I could do it. For the first time, the insight I got from Neriman Hanim, left me with a positive image. Both husband and wife seemed very healthy and content with their lives. We parted wishing each other good luck and I headed for the cafe they recommended to have my tea.
The Gundogan Bay has a relatively small shoreline with some very charming private homes amongst all the little hotels.
The biggest area right in the middle is a free, public beach. Two hours and three glasses of tea later, I just had to go and take a dip in the water that had been beckoning me the whole time. It was amazing. After my swim, I just pulled on my jumpsuit, walked back to my car and drove home. I could really get used to this lifestyle.