Shepherd’s Heaven

Lycian Way, Turkey. Sidyma to Belcegiz. Coat your yufka (flat bread) with thick sweet honey and use this sticky yummy soft gluey spatula to lift adhered scraped crumbled goats cheese and tomato seeds from the breakfast plate. Tart and sweet flavours burst intricately against our palates as we follow our host Sideka’s demonstration of proper…

Rock and Ruin

Lycian Way, Turkey.  Alinca to Sidyma. Breakfast with Gundi and Ulrich passes in a laughter filled blur. From the veranda of the main building the daunting rocky mountainside we will be climbing down seems more cliff than slope. Our guidebook recommends not attempting this path in bad weather and advises that it ‘could be unnerving…

Onwards, ever Upwards

Lycian Way, Turkey.  Kabak Beach to Alinca. The little old white haired, red eyed, dog that has the run of the Olive Garden greets us like old friends as we creak stiff kneed down the concrete stairs towards the wooden balcony surrounding the dining area. I take pictures of him in his lilac coloured studded…

Foot Loose

Lycian Way, Turkey.  Faralya to Kabak. One major inconvenience of having a gastrointestinal tract is that it does not cease it’s operations according to geo-spatial location. Getting up in the middle of the night and standing under an ultra-clear black and star lit sky for a bush pee is fun. Readying yourself in the harsh…

Valley of the Goats

Lycian Way, Turkey.  Ovacik to Faralya. Adding full one and a half litre water bottles to each side of my pack makes everything very real. Three kilos extra loaded onto my knees added just like that. New spectacular horizons await whilst gravity stalks each and every pace. The Climber Gently, oh Gravity ​Lighten just a…

In Praise of Pacerpoles

Readers solely interested in reading about our little journey may wish to skip this entry as it is a copy of the email I just sent to Pacerpole.com to express my appreciation of their product. Should you be interested in reading detailed information regarding what in my opinion is the best walking pole available today,…