Selcuk, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Izmir

Neither Pam nor I make any claims for prescience or any other psychic abilities so perhaps it was only common sense leading us to book a cab for early the next morning on our return journey from Antalya Archeological Museum. We are good to go by 6:45am and just as we walk down the stairs…

Eye of the Beholder

Lycian Way, Turkey. ¬†Campsite pre Cukurbag to Kas. Spider spun glistening sunlit gossamer guy lines festoon the narrow path ahead like diaphanous streamers welcoming our approach. I have not shaved since Cricklade, UK. Cutting a swathe through our early morning hero’s parade my silver fox face fungus is rapidly thickening with sticky extra hairs. Not…

Mud Slingers

Lycian Way, Turkey. ¬†Akbel via Delikkemer to Patara. New goals grant new attitudes, new latitudes, new freedoms. ‘Enjoy rather than endure’, our new catch cry enables us to skip slogging up the steep streets of Kalkan with our heavy packs to the village/suburb Akbel that lies hilltop above Kalkan. Hotel Zinbad calls us a cab…

Xanthos Ruins

Lycian Way, Turkey. Breakfast atop the Zinbad terrace finds us looking out over the nearby white walled mosque to the calm blue Mediterranean and the green hillsides beyond. Azure tranquility and an enormous splendid fresh food breakfast, it’s a heady mix to start the day. Pam is up early as usual, scheming and dreaming in…

The Howie’ Owie

Lycian Way, Turkey. ¬†Gavuragili to Xanthos. Ali’s culinary skills shine again at breakfast. Early morning conversation is all remembrance and plans. A common theme is how completely separate one day seems from the next. Ahhhh Time and perception of it’s flow, my favorite. I chime in with my theory of ‘how the fierce continuous concentration…

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…