Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lycian Way Day 2 - Ovacik - Oludeniz - Faralya (almost) March 10, 2013

We woke up early, and after a lovely breakfast, decided we should probably go down to Oludeniz and famous Blue Lagoon before hiking, since we were here and all. It was a steep, hot hike down a road to the beach. It was ok, but we weren't hiking back up that damn road, so we caught a dolmus (bus).

Robin at the beach, Oludeniz
After getting some provisions, and a ride from our wonderful host, we finally made it to the trailhead, at the crack of noonish!

Official Start of the Lycian Way (Likya Yolu), Near Ovacik

Overlooking Oludeniz
The views were stunning right off the bat.  There is a reason Oludeniz is used as the postcard view to represent Turkey.  Continuing up into the misty mountains, stumbling through empty villages was amazing. Seeing our first goats was funny, because we were afraid of them.  So funny!
Looking for Goats

Lycian Way Marker near Kirme
Not sure how close we were to Faralya, and because we carried a tent so thought we should use it, we stumbled through the fields and finally set up camp. We washed our exoficio underwear and thin, wool running socks, then hung them up to dry in our tent as we thought for sure the goats would eat them overnight! Sleepy sleepy.

Our First Night on the Trail, Campsite just above Faralya

Here's the route map for Day 2: Do not use this for navigation purposes!!!

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