Another wonderful walk with Zirve Dağcılık ve Doğa Sporları Kulübü Selçuk Şubesi. We walked a forest path between Gölova and Çile (two villages not all that far from here). The weather was good – it didn’t rain, it wasn’t too cold but it did get rather windy at times. We saw a green lizard Lacerata lepida (not a chameleon at all, thank you Alan)! We saw anenomes. We saw buzzards and goldfinches and many, many chaffinches. And great tits.
We clambered up onto a Roman fort which was obviously guarding the road down to Claros (an oracular site of some importance which might be where Homer was born or near where he was born). That was a bit of a scramble but Hilary managed OK, despite the bad leg from falling off a rock on Friday.
On to the village of Çile where we stopped for lunch (sucuk cooked over an open fire). The field we had the fire in had the most amazing view all the way down to Ahmetbeyli beach which is where we spent most of our late afternoon / early evenings during our long, hot summer. Oh, and we had wine. Rather good village wine.
Then down the hill, past an amazing fountain (containing one of the oracular stones from Claros). Then on to where our minibus picked us back up to take us home.