We arrived in Selçuk last August, in the height of summer. One of the things we have been telling ourselves is that having lived here through early summer we would be better prepared and acclimatısed to the heat come July and August. Wrong.
The last week has been blisteringly hot, especially today. 38 degrees is not fun, not even on the bike. At high speed it feels like riding through a wall of heat, there is no cooling effect at all. The sea is nice, depending on how one looks at it, the sea pleasantly warm for swimming, or pleasantly cooler than the air. Either way being in the sea is a good plan.
Today we went to Ahmetbeyli beach, a few miles along the coast from Pamucak where we were yesterday. Ahmetbeyli beach is stony and backed by a few cafes, shops and restaurants in a small village. The pleasantly situated beach was pretty crowded, it seemed we were not alone in thinking the beach was the place to be.
Earlier today, in response to the heat we went out and bought a portable air con unit for the back house. It is going to take a few days or maybe a week to arrive. This is fine. Currently the weather forecast has things cooling off for the next week or so. We are ready for when the heat returns as no doubt during August it will.