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Olympus

Sunday 27 September

We continue to stay in the same hotel in Cirali which is good but there were some complaints about being woken by roosters by some guests. The call to prayer from a local mosque and the crowing of the roosters coincided nicely and I enjoyed listening and dozing in the early morning. I think I am used to the noisy water hens at home.

We went to the local adjoining village of Olympus. After walking along the beach, we came to a river outlet and the ruins of Olympus. It was a hot day and the ruins were amongst many trees including lots of pine trees and some gum trees. There was shade and a breeze which made exploring the ruins very pleasant. We had lunch in a restaurant on the beach with potato gozleme and kebabs and salad. The food in Turkey always includes fresh salad no matter what which is refreshing and sometimes the dressing includes pomegranate dressing.

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beach at Olympus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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market at Olympus
market at Olympus

So many people smoke in Turkey and even the beach was littered with cigarette butts … they need a clean up the butts campaign because generally Turkey is quite clean and you don’t see much rubbish around. Vegetarian dinner back at the hotel under the shady trees with the chooks and roosters.

Disappointed at not seeing a blood moon the night before, we got up at about 4.30am and there it was… Paul took some great shots of the moon from our bedroom balcony.

blood moon
blood moon

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