We have taken to going to the beach late afternoon we think that avoiding the heat and sun of midday and early afternoon is a good idea. It is a chance to cool down, the sea is pleasantly warm though initially feels cold – surface temperature is in the region of 25C.
Recently we have been going to Ahmetbeyli beach. As you can see from the photo the sea is wonderfully clear. It is possible to stand neck deep and watch fish swimming around our legs and feet. The only problem with this is if you stand still for long enough they start to nibble at your legs and feet (they don’t seem to do this when you are moving about). They are small fish, maybe a five to 10 or so centimetres long, the bites nothing really to worry about. They can leave a small graze and reddish marks. The first couple of times it happened came as bit of a shock, we did not realise it was fish biting, but we have got used to them now.
Today we bought some play masks and snorkels, nothing special, but better for viewing underwater. We got to see a variety of fish, some that seemed to dig into the sandy bottom, some flatfish, and a couple of species which seemed to be grazing seaweed. We don’t know the names of any of them, but it would seem the ones which graze the seaweed graze also legs and feet when standing on the bottom.
Who needs to pay for a Garra Rufa!