Really, Zeytin to Finike
Early Cab up,
After reading the description for the Myra to Finike section in The Lycian Way guide book, we elected to skip the first part of the trek. We had learned our lesson about the non-essential parts of the hike. And the first section of this leg was a good candidate for skipping. We scheduled an early morning cab to take us to Beloren. First, this allowed us to skip approximately 4 km of busy traffic road walking as well as a very steep uphill section. I could be wrong about the value of walking that instead. But by car, seeing the same views, I don't know that the walking would have been worth it?
|Smart again! Took a cab from Demre up to Zeytin|
|Coffee start, dubious Grant after cab drop off|
|Not Enough Coffee, Too cold, hard to motivate....|
|Lycian Way, Myra to Finike, Looking down to Alakilise (Church of Angel Gabriel)|
|Alakilise/Church of Angel Gabriel - 1500 yr old ruined church all to ourselves|
|Alakilise, Nave Wall|
|Church of Angel Gabriel|
|Robin on the 'ankle-roller', straight-up trail from Alakilise|
Oh, I guess there were markers along the way. I guess there was a path. A real nice highway. If you're a goat!
Tough, vertical scrambling with not much of a trail and very rocky.
|Grant with snow, Lycian Way ridge top near Gavurkarligi Tepesi Yayla|
|More Snow and water well|
|Myra-Finike route, looking back down into Demre and Andriake|
|Robin looking for water, mountain loop, Myra to Finike|