Kaptan June (27/12/1922 to 23/4/2022) Very sadly Kaptan June passed away on Saturday 23rd April.…
Hello Dear Friends of the Foundation,
This has been an exciting winter here on the South Turkish Coat, Sunshine blessed us most days since November and daily temperatures have been up in the 30’s. My wardrobe is chaotic as summer clothes had been put away and replaced with winter gear, requiring lots of searching, unpacking accompanied by, in my case, cursing.
Remember Xmas! Our annual fair organised by King Emlak and other found us in shirt sleeves sipping iced drinks though the hot toddy stand enjoyed good sales nevertheless. A combination of Xmas lights reflected by dazzling sunshine made a great show… Tradition was not forgotten; mince pies donated by Greg and sausage rolls contributed by Kim and David were soon sold out. Out Kaptan June stall offered turtle inspired gifts and DOHAKDER Dalyan’s Cat and Dog Charity was colourful and lively.
Saw me visiting friends in Berlin and celebrating my birthday with red roses at breakfast and champagne at dinner. Bless my wonderful friends. Our Conversation Sea Turtle Foundation needs attention all year though our hut on the beach in only open from April till October. This Year’s continued fine weather gave us superb walks on the beach- a favourite event for dog-lovers and their pets.
My return from Berlin to Dalyan early February and received the usual welcome from my pets a fantastic feeling to hear there exciting barking and to enjoy even there jumping up and having a quick sniff at my luggage to see if I had brought them any goodies. Thank you Angel, Tosca, Treasure and new puppy Nar (pomegranate) for their welcome.
We await an early Easter whilst preparing to open our beach hut for a school’s visit in early April. All being quite demanding we need more volunteers to help at our beach hut as well as passing information to tourist- leaving brochures at hotels and pensions, also to persuade boat man to fit our propeller guard on their boats to save sea turtles from injury or worse. Sometimes I feel like a one-woman band without a conductor!!
Amazing changes have taken place in the garden since my return. The many oranges, grapefruits and lemon and now ready for picking and I enjoy plenty of fresh fruit juice whilst friends are invited round to pick the fruits for themselves. The days grow longer and wild flowers are in full splendour.
Time flies- Dalyan awaits another season; how will it be? Good we hope and I look forward to welcoming you dear friends stay well, warm wishes.
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We come to Dalyan every year and always come and see the Turtles and pay a visit to your hut, even my son and his wife and grand daughter come and every year and we always buy tee shirts and I just love reading your books.
Last year we met you at the hut and had a lovely long talk with you it was so interesting what you were telling us we just cannot wait to come again this year so I hope to see you at the hut again.
I have always said what a good job you are doing keep up the good work.
Hope to see you in September.
Regards Diane Hills
We came to Turkey for our third visit in July we stay in Sarigerme and this year discovered your wonderful hut. We met Ann she is a credit to your cause. Ann told us about your amazing story we were moved to tears. I brought your first book and the children came away with some keepsakes. I would love to do anything I can to help you spread the word and feel it is really important that we do all we can to help protect these beautiful Turtles. I have emailed you to ask how we can help and look forward to receiving a reply.
We will be back next year and hopefully all being well we could meet you in person.