The next morning, I moved out to have an Antalya tour and skate around this city in order to increase the distance. I did so and visit different places from morning to about afternoon. In fact, I circled the city in a lengthy way and finally went to the sandy beach. I took off the skates and cloths, put them near me and entered the water. In some moments that I was in the water, fishes approached to me constantly and when they pecked me continuously, they cut off the extra skins from my wounds edge. It was so painful. I came out so many times ant went in again since it starts bleeding. They were seriously eating the Skateman’s meat!
Have swam I went to the showers but the sands were scorching to the point that I had to run whole the way. I also sunbathed for about one hour and when I got dried completely, I got back home. My friend and his family were anticipating me as if a member of their family had gone out. It’s such a pleasure feeling to have nice friends that support and take care of you at anytime and anywhere. I must appreciate all my lovely friends by any means.
Time flies! The night before my departure, through a conversation that I had with Show TV channel, we made decision that I carry on the way after having an interview with them.
I started my way to Fathiye. I traveled trouble-free since Khunaji. On the way I passed through a tunnel that its length was a bit long. The police tried to stop me with signs and sirens because skates, bikes and such things were forbidden in that road. I told them that for the reason of high speeding I was not able to stop. I passed through uninjured. I had done two misdeeds that I didn’t like; first the high speed and next passing through a tunnel. When I came out of it uninjured, the police didn’t say anything more.
Part of the road was destroyed very narrow destroyed asphalt, mostly due to traffic. I could move, but with too much effort. I arrived at a place that I moved alongside of the route where a cement stream had been made. It was a hard and dangerous activity, but I had to go. No matter how much the asphalt was destroyed, the scenery was attractive and fascinating. It was like a small island in the middle of water that some ships were stayed around it. Of course it had a special tilt that reminds Pizza and was so eye-catching. I sat on a rock and took some photos.
I arrived in Kemer that had its own beauties. Actually all the roads that I had passed in Turkey were beautiful. Just the irritation of the hot weather was a bit letdown. I went to the beach and took a little rest, had a drink of the water that I had with me, and I continued the way. On account of road situation, I was not able to proceed further than Kemer. At my friend’s suggestion who where in Antalya, I return to that city by car and the next day morning went to Kemer and restart the trip from there again.
When I got back Antalya, my friend’s said that those little twins had cried a lot after my leaving and soon after hearing that I would be back, they had gotten calmer. When I saw that the heart of these two little angels were beating like this for the skateman, I became more decisive in my goals and I felt more responsible toward it.
Fathiye is very famous for its monuments and the castle in it. When I arrived to the city, calls given to the management and I was told that lodging is possible only in “Maglka”. I had to find a place myself and because of not having money with me, I faced lots of problems. I went to some hotels and said that I would pay the charge the day after, but they didn’t accept it; therefore, till about 10 PM and getting pitch dark, I was stranded. Finally, one of the hotel stuff suggested me to call the city’s government. When I did so, they immediately telephoned the hotel. It seemed that night shift had guaranteed my payment while I didn’t have the honor of knowing him to thank him for it. I was there that night, but their way of behavior resented me. They treated me in a manner as is I had intended to escape without paying the debt.
One of my unforgettable and of course hard memories in this journey was such shortages of money and the consequences of it that not only didn’t made me tired and fed up but also made me more and more decisive in the way and the target that I had. In the last few days I was starving as a result of lacking money. It was two days that I hadn’t eaten food so I had a severe hunger and terrible vertigo. I went to the beach and remove my cloths and swam a little. Like many other people I am fond of water and swimming. Then I lied down there for a time. I almost passed out from the starvation and became conscious at night. I also slept with difficulty. These hardships in addition to my other experiences which I gained in this journey, taught me many lessons.