2017 trip report by site editor Rick McCharles – day 5 / 6
We enjoyed a leisurely morning on the beach.
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
Super popular on this trail are sit pads that strap on to your body.
Super popular too is swimming every chance you get on the Lycian. What’s the matter with these people? Don’t they know there are GREAT WHITES and MAN-OF-WARS in the Ocean?
We’d been hanging out with a hermit from Istanbul who spends many weeks each year meditating on this beach. Departing we stumbled on his beach home.
He sleeps up high in a tree hammock. Possibly to get away from mosquitoes that sometimes plague this area.
I was following a guided group from Ukraine. Here they are speculating on what this machinery was used for.
They wish they had brought less gear with them on the hike.
We enjoyed a Ukrainian / Turkish lunch. I contributed the peanut butter.
This would be their last night camping. They wanted a truly memorable beach.
Each one we passed they gave consideration. This was the winner.
I carried on towards Tekirova.
Passing even more lovely bays.
It turned out the beach in Tekirova is dominated by big all-inclusive hotels.
I had to find my way behind those hotels. Back street signage here often includes Russian.
Eventually I wandered though town and reached the water park. I knew I could intersect with the trail here.
I was quickly back out into farmland.
Sundance is something of a Hippy colony.
I considered booking into one of their cottages.
But during my arrival everyone was dancing together. Seems 7-8pm is mandatory dance. My feet were too sore for that.
I continued on to a quiet beach I’d read about in a trip report. Setting up at dusk.