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Cirali

Saturday 26 September

Destination today is Cirali.

First stop was Isparta which is called the City of Roses and there were many shops selling rose products. Here we dropped one of our guides, Erica, at the bus stop as she was heading home.

rose shop at Isparta
rose shop at Isparta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We stopped at beautiful Antalya for lunch in a cliff side restaurant and ate mackerel and salad which was delicious, especially with the turkish beer. Such a magnificent view!

Antalya
Antalya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Cirali we stayed in a very laid back beachside hotel (Plaj hotel) with chooks and roosters. The beach was across the road, mostly pebbly and with thatched beach umbrellas to lie under.

beach at Cirali
beach at Cirali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

beach at Cirali
beach at Cirali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

beach at Cirali
beach at Cirali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the evening we were taken to a restaurant with low tables on platforms which had been constructed over the rapidly flowing river.

Cirali
Cirali

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then we climbed a rocky incline and after slipping over on the way up made it to the top with a minor graze on my knee. The holidays were still on and so there were many others climbing the hill. At the top there were areas of spontaneous flames , some bigger than others, dotted over the hill top. These were the Chimera  where methane leaks from under the earth surface. Some of the others fell over on the way down but no serious injuries. The young Turkish people were very kind and concerned about any injuries and helped us along the way. That night we thought was the blood moon night but when we got up at about 4am there was no blood moon to be seen.

Chimera
Chimera

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