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Scenes on Sunday ~ Blue

all is at peace where the blue sky meets the blue sea

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

all of life’s better emotions are to be found in the send of the sea

Scenes on Sunday ~ Oludeniz

some places were made for relaxing vacations

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a nice pool helps when it’s 100 in the shade

Sick Flights

sometimes air sickness isn’t about a bumpy flight

My flight back from my vacation in Turkey was terrible, not because it was a bumpy flight, but because there were so many sick people on the aeroplane. Before we took off a whole family was deplaned because they were too ill to  travel, much tears and consternation.

They had been sitting just across the aisle from me.

Several other people were very sick for the whole 4 hour journey, and one middle-aged woman fainted and had to be given oxygen.

As I’ve been ill since I got back to the garret, I ‘m wondering if the trip was such a good idea, after all.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

but Turkey is a great place for a sunshine vacation

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Synchronicity

it’s very nice to go wandering, but it’s oh so nice to wander home

Just a few days ago I took myself off to Turkey, to a little seaside town 2,700 miles from the garret.  Only to discover among all that sun and blue Aegean sea, that what I was looking for was deep inside my heart.  I don’t have to go anywhere to know that synchronicity surrounds me.

Look around you, because you are already right where you need to be.

Please listen thoughtfully.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

mr. blue sky

shine down on me

 

 

Another Vacation Over

there’s no place like home

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

I’m exchanging all that for this

similar but a lot colder

Scenes on Sunday ~ Oludeniz

the paragliders are out in force today, squadrons of them

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Orville and Wilbur might approve, but you will never get me up in one of those things

Busy Doing Nothing

sometimes I sit and think deep thoughts, and sometimes I just sit in the sun

day trips on one of these weird boats are fun

There are endless vacation activities here.  Boat trips with swimming out at the islands, boat trips to the mud pools or butterfly valley.  Parasailing and parascending behind a speedboat, if you’re brave.  Horse riding, jeep safaris, quad biking, scuba diving……

Personally, on this vacation I’m doing none of those things.  Fun acrivities are so much more fun if you have a close friend to share them with.

So today, it’s pool time for me.

There’s still the fabulous food.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Who dares gets a brilliant ride

Peace and Quiet

it’s so serene here by dawn’s early light

Nobody around at 07:00 except for the bread man, a few determined runners, the cats and dogs, and me.  I like early mornings.  Everyone you might meet is so much nicer at that secret time of day.

I also like a very early morning coffee, and I’ve found a place that does a good take out brew.  ’twas easy, because it was always going to be right next to the cab rank.

On my way back to the hotel the first paragliders came in.  They like the still early morning air and clear skies.  (and no, you’re not getting me up there, not without some moral support)

I have no big plans for today, except for time by the hotel pools.  Reading, sunbathing, swimming, daydreaming…….

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

It really is that gorgeous here

 

 

Vacation Thoughts

I’m busy doing nothing, working hard at finding things not to do.

The view from my balcony ~ the water is really warm

A vacation in Turkey has a lot going for it.  Nice hotels, brilliant blue skies, great food, not having to do anything I don’t want to do.  And it’s really good value for money.  Today I had a great lunch in a nice beach restaurant ~ about $7.50 all in.

And last night I slept like a hibernating teddybear.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

a twin room is fine if you’re travelling alone

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Mahmut Orhan

 even after the darkest night there can still be a beautiful morning

Today I’m in a place called Oludeniz in Turkey.  Allegedly this artist, song , and video are pretty big here.  The boat is called a gulet, and I have sailed on one of those things.  It was a pretty nice vacation, but there was nonbody on that boat quite as good looking as the women in this video.

As it goes the Aegean is that precise brilliant blue, and some Turkish women really are blonde and beautiful.

I still can’t abide any octopus any place, any time, in any way.

Please listen enviously.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Turkish excursion boat

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