Today (June 1st
2019) was the big clean-up of the Turunç to Kumlubük road.
This was an idea proposed and arranged by Annette Van de
Wal. A call went out for volunteers to help with
picking up the Turunç to Kumlubük roadside rubbish. Annette organised us
into 2 man/women teams and each team was allocated a small
stretch of the road. We were dropped off at various points
by Amanda Kartel's driver Veli. (Amanda of 'Destination
Turunç', had kindly lent us a coach and Veli for the
occasion). We then proceeded to fill our bags - which had
been supplied by Mehmet Fidan - with any rubbish we could
What surprised me was the amount of rubbish we found. The
stuff you see from your car as you drive past is only about
10% of the stuff that is actually there.
Ben Van de Wal kept us supplied with empty plastic bags
when needed and took the full ones away. At one point
the local Jandarma turned up and we thought we were going to
be arrested for stealing rubbish!
After a couple of hours, the job was done and we all
retired to the Fidan Bar for a well earned drink. All the
bags – 21 – were dropped off at the Turunç Belediyesi