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Old 04-26-2009, 06:50 AM   #136
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.............and into Kalkan which is purportedly one of the jewels along this stretch of the Turkish Med.



A quick whiz past the harbour



and a look at a wooden ghullet, I love these things and wouldn't mind catching a few rays on one out at sea



Past some lads fishing.



Not all the flash boats belong to the well heeled. This beauty belongs to the people of Turkey and is used, I believe, to catch Turkish Delight smugglers



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Old 04-26-2009, 06:56 AM   #137
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.......................Hey, English newspapers (Er, and French ).



Apparently Ulrika has had something done to her boobs so all's well with the world then .

But look who is selling the papers. A Turkish take on a well known English supermarket chain



Anyway, mission accomplished, time for some grub



A kebab out of the back of an old bus, sounds the ticket to me...............
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:03 AM   #138
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.....................back to base to deliver the papers along the mountain road. Who let the kids out.......again?






Strange, when I was a paper boy in England the weather was somewhat different

Kalkan



Kas



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Old 04-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #139
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"Cor blimey Richmond North Yorkshire eh. I used to live at the Old School, Hurst near Reeth just up't valley from thou. Many a ride up to Tan Hill and beyond"

Hi Dave,
Thought I'd better post on your thread rather than clutter Daves.

Im originally from Old Durham Town, it's the other half that's from Richmond.
Bought a newsagents 9 years ago there, which we have just recently sold.
Bev (the Mrs) was curious if you new her friend originally from Hurst, by the name of Maureen Graham or her Father George Graham (farmer)
Been checking out your pics and getting Turkey withdrawl symptoms.

If all goes well should be visiting Dave and Linda July/August time after they've done Europe and we're planning to move out there next year......hopefully.

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Old 04-28-2009, 12:20 PM   #140
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Hi Dave,
Thought I'd better post on your thread rather than clutter Daves.

Im originally from Old Durham Town, it's the other half that's from Richmond.
Bought a newsagents 9 years ago there, which we have just recently sold.
Bev (the Mrs) was curious if you new her friend originally from Hurst, by the name of Maureen Graham or her Father George Graham (farmer)
Been checking out your pics and getting Turkey withdrawl symptoms.

If all goes well should be visiting Dave and Linda July/August time after they've done Europe and we're planning to move out there next year......hopefully.

Cheers,
Ian.[/quote]

Hi İan,

Goerge, or Chicken George, as he was often known was my parents next door but one neighbour up at Hurst. Great character and a really lovely bloke. I believe he is buried at the old red chapel in Hurst. İ've heard of Maureen but not met her. The folks have now moved back to Whitby from where we came. They will be having their first holiday in Turkey in a couple of weeks time.

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:05 AM   #141
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Back to Gombe and Girdev

Shaun, my son-in-law, joined me in a rideout to Gombe and Girdev lake. Two of my favorite places around these parts





We arrived at the Gombe reservoir at the right time. The light was good and the wind had not got up sufficiently to create ripples on the surface of the water destroying the reflection of the mountains


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Old 06-22-2009, 07:26 AM   #142
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The hills around Girdev lake were covered in snow until the end of April.



The Turkish government has invested a lot of time, money and effort into the Girdev lake area. Ever since I've been here ( 4 years) the lake has leaked during summer leaving the surrounding area parched. The leaks have been blocked and now the lake should contain water year round. Hopefully tourists will be attracted to the area because it is an area of outstanding natural beauty. We stumbled across one hopeful entrepreneurs newly built bar/restaurant/accommodation complex.



The main house with sleeping rooms upstairs and outside bar to the left.




Girdev lake in the background with a fish farm in the foreground.



A hefty water pump!



The bar, which was unfortunately dry.



Though the teapot was full.



Still a work in progress but in a couple of years when the trees have grown and the land has settled this place will be a little oasis.





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Old 07-05-2009, 01:25 PM   #143
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Nice little trip but only 2/10 for finding a dry bar!
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:54 AM   #144
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Nice little trip but only 2/10 for finding a dry bar!
Who said that?

Hey Twofridges, here's a bit of nostalgia



Found yourself a trailie yet or have you gone off the boil?

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:29 PM   #145
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Was that before or after we got our boots full of mud?

Lifestyle changes coming I think, I have a plan, a new bike is in the plan.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:46 AM   #146
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Been quiet for a while, haven't u ?
Off to G.B ?

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.......................Hey, English newspapers (Er, and French ).
As a matter of fact, there's an italian too
please, keep us posted of your discoveries
So far, so good. I've a better idea of the geography of the area now, thanks to you and ur mates.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:24 AM   #147
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Been quiet for a while, haven't u ?
Off to G.B ?

As a matter of fact, there's an italian too
please, keep us posted of your discoveries
So far, so good. I've a better idea of the geography of the area now, thanks to you and ur mates.
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Hi kktos,

Still here though did have a week in GB to see the folks. Been absent from posting due to the various family members bringing their families over for holidays and feeling obliged to forsake fun and games on two wheels for the limited pleasures of lying around on the beach! Oh, and the heat, and the fact that Mehmet blew the engine on his XT350. Burkhard is bringing a fresh one from Germany so fun and games should restart shortly. I'm glad you find the posts of some interest.

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:30 AM   #148
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It will end in tears!

It was about time I took the wife to see some of the sights that I had found on rideouts with Mehmet and Zeki. We passed the reservoir at Gombe and stopped off at a Lokanta for some warming lentil soup. Twas a tad cool in the hills.



Warmed up we headed up to 5000ft



Now it is worth mentioning that Juliet talks with her hands. Tell her to put her hands in her pockets and she would be struck dumb. Anyway, the wind was a bit strong but I think the gist was that a rabbit had just emerged from behind a wildebeest...........20kms away! Oh no, altitude sickness so early.Um, onwards and upwards me thinks...................

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;Forget the rabbit sweetheart, the bike is to your left;




Upwards and onwards led us to Yesil Gol (Green Lake).It was green, more of a puddle than a lake but beautiful all the same.





At the soup stop we were told of a new road that had been built that led to Fethiye. We decided to have a look.It was this way..

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:57 AM   #150
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.............

NOTICE THAT RIDICULOUS FOOTWEAR, I HADN'T!!



But first Juliet had some gazing in awe to do. You can tell she's speechless, her hands aren't moving.





Later on we came across an old boy who wasn't going to give up his gal for anything. Well he did ask me for a cigarette but I think that was to satisfy some inner craving rather than the opening price for negotiations. Joking aside we had the privilege of meeting a lovely bloke. He and his family had been grazing their goats up in the Yayla (highland pastures) over the hot summer months. They were due to leave for the lowlands in a couple of days.




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