Wildlife not Nightlife

We’ve been home from Eğidir for well over a week and apart from saying that we were there and that we got tar all over the bike (still coming off, slowly) we haven’t really posted about it.  Which needs to be addressed.  We had several outings, each of which deserves a post of its own.  But Eğidir itself…  Well, it’s a place that we like and we certainly intend to return for a third visit.  And that is becoming a problem in that there are so many places we want to return to that we’re not sure how we can fit in exploring anywhere new.  But that’s a fun sort of problem to have.

It’s about a six hour run to Eğidir and, although a lot of the scenery is pleasant, not a lot of it is inspiring.  Until you get right up close to the lake.  Our trip out was uneventful apart from a small reprise of the problem with the immobiliser in Isparta – maybe it wasn’t the battery after all.  We were immobilised at a petrol station, got one of the guys there to phone a vehicle electrician, sat down for twenty minutes, tried the immobiliser again and, apologetically, cancelled the electrician.  Half an hour later we were unloading the bike outside our hotel.

We returned to the Şehsuvar Peace Pensıon where we were recognised and warmly greeted.  The son of the family was over from New Zealand (with his New Zealand wife) for a family wedding and it was good to meeting.  He is, as it so happens, a friend of some friends of ours here…

The town is peaceful.  So not a good choice if you want any nightlife.  But you can enjoy a beer by the lake and watch sunset and there are a couple of very good kebap restaurants in the main part of town.

We will be posting, in the future, about our trips to Antioch, Zindan Cave and Lake Kovada National Park, but, in the meantime, here is some of the wildlife we spotted on our roadtrip (and yes, the wild flowers are returning as summer draws on….)

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11 responses to “Wildlife not Nightlife

  1. “Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
    And never mix up your right foot with your left.
    And will you succeed?
    Yes! You will, indeed!
    (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

  2. How do you manage to make your pics round? Or is that a silly question?? Looking forward to your next few posts…

    • It is WordPress Magic! It’s one of the choices on the gallery menu. The only thing we have to do is make sure the photos are in the right order (otherwise they can look strange).

  3. . . always nice to be reminded of why we love this area – still plenty to see!

    • Oh yes. We will be going back as we still haven’t seen everything. And drinking a beer whilst watching the sun set over the lake is one of our favourite activities…

  4. I admire your sense of adventure, it’s great to get the most of the place you live in.

  5. Do your legs wobble for hours after a 6 hours ride? Mine always did.

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