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... sand' to be seen...you had to have very tough feet to just make your way into the water from 15 feet away! But we did it by God! No swim for us though...like 3 others I saw. There were quite a lot of dogs waiting for someone to throw a stick or just visiting each other. The dogs are extremely polite in this country...I mean ALL of them! It was fun to see that Marcus Arelious had a sarcophagus made for himself and his loved ones so they could gaze upon ...
... and right.
The walk and ride back was beautiful due to the sun setting,....but it was a LONG way back. I missed the road to my Pension, so that made it even further. I began sweating it because dark was approaching. But, finally,....me and my faithful bicycle made it back.
I told Dulmus that I would be eating dinner here at the Pension with them tonight. OMG,....it was incredible! Salad, Lentil ...
... in their late 30's,...early 40's.
The walk was MUCH longer than I expected. By the time we reached the mountain,...it was dark. Braun had the light on his cellphone, but I had two small flashlites that I shared with them.
The climb (for me) was GRUELING! It was very rocky, and my asthma made it very difficult to breath. But we kept plugging along. They agreed that it was much more rigorous than we had ...
... and another couple from Berlin. I also met his Father, who looks amazingly like Charles Bronson.
The beach is within walking distance, as is the Chimera,.....or the FIRE ON THE Mountain, which is what I came here to see.
Sooooo, instead of taking a much needed nap, I think I will bring this to a close, and begin exploring.
Thanks to everyone for the sweet comments. It really helps calm the homesickness.
At Cirali (chirr-ah-lah), about a 1km hike up a rocky path in the dark, are the permanent gas vents of Chimaera that auto-ignite on contact with the air and burn all the time, right out of the ground.
Some say this flaming mountain is the source of the Greek myth of Chimera, the fire-breathing creature of Lycia, which was part lion, snake and goat (Wikipedia). Though somewhat cool to ...