The last three days have had a springlike feel to them so we have taken advantage and been out and about. Today the forecast is for rain and this looks set to persist for the next few days. We’ve done as much washing as we could… At least the temperatures remain pleasant.
Sunday we took the bike out. A friend told us of a Harley Owner’s Group ride out from Izmir. We didn’t go to Izmir but met up with the crowd at their destination in Özdere. The coast road from here to Özdere is pretty and very popular with bikers. We met up at Sevgi Park where there is a restaurant with a wonderful view. There was a set meal which we thought was a little expensive, though it was very good.
On Monday we took the bike out again. This time to the local beach at Pamucak. We walked along the beach to the river and saw several varieties of plover (and wagtails and herons and cormorants). A glass of tea at the beach cafe rounded off the afternoon.
On Tuesday we were more adventurous. We got the dolmuş up to Camlık and discovered the route up to Meryemana. We got bored with the metalled road on the way down so struck off on a forest road which led us down to the Kuşadası highway. We then found a back road that took us to just before the airstrip where we flagged down an empty dolmuş which bought us back to Selçuk.
We’ve been lovely and warm on all of these outings and are really not looking forward to the onset of ‘winter again’.
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