Back in the saddle?
So after being lost for 2 hours in the scrub brush we decided we were done with the Lycian Way. We were going to call it quits. Here we were in beautiful Ucagiz with supposedly easy access to the dolmus. We could just hang out and relax a few days and then move on to tourist through Turkey. Leave this red-and-white marker struggle behind. Enjoy our vacation in a different way.
But, after a wonderful night of good food, beer, and a comfortable night's sleep....
We woke to the beautiful views of Ucagiz. And good Turkish breakfast. And warm sunshine.
And what the hell? We can just walk for a while today and it'll probably be fine. Camp tonight at Andriake and see how we feel? What could possibly go wrong? Let's go!
|Turtle, Lycian Way|
|Ucagiz Pansiyon (Kekova) breakfast|
|Bus-driver's holiday- fishing boat ride to Kekova|
|Simena with snow covered Mountains|
|Boat trip, Ucagiz to Simena|
|Robin hiking up to Simena Castle|
|Lycian Tombs, flowers, Simena|
|Lycian Tomb, Simena|
|Robin the shepherd|
|Lycian Way, Simena to Andriake|
|Classic Med sailing Picture|
|Turtle Mating Season?|
|Cakil Plaji, white pebbly beach, Ucagiz to Andriake|
We found that the entire walk along the Lycian Way had this quality. Two or three hours of great walking - usually due to scenery and not necessarily trail-and then hours of trudgery, frustration and agony. It was a lot like playing golf - lots of cursing frustration piqued by moments of wonderful beauty happiness and joy.
|Crossing the bridge near Andriake|
|Grant crossing Cayagiz beach to Andriake|
|Robin and the shipyard, Andriake|
|Nearing Sunset, Kale/Andriake|
|Our Andriake camping dinner reservation|
The folks were doing some grounds maintenance including some tree cutting and brush burning. For our wonderful evening meal, they wheeled over a wheelbarrow full of burning wood for our very own table-side campfire! Great stuff.
Amazing what a good meal and a nice hotel can do....