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... when they discovered that just around the point was the oft photographed blue lagoon. Around 5:30 we set off for St. Nicholas island the alleged home of "the real Santa Claus." The island was home a number of impressive 5th and 7th century church ruins and at the top was a spot to watch a beautiful sunset, our first one of the trip. Because the coves are protecting from the predominantly westerly winds, we didn't see any beautiful Mediterranean sunsets until this ...
... said we have everything we need. Les then shook hands with him and made the cultural mistake of offering a hand to the Mother of the family, the father reminded Les that the ladies don't shake hands with men, she shook my hand and then left.
After lunch we followed a finger post along a trail to a pleasant waterfall. The mist is rolling in and out as we walk along. Logan is enjoying chasing about off the lead.
We drove back down to where we had camped the night before, ...
... are then going to Uludag National Park, Turkeys favourite ski resort. , Uludag mountain is 2543 meters high and is surrounded by forest and meadows. It will take us about 3 hours after we dock at Yalova. Along the way we hit a short thunder storm, and as we climb the steep winding road up the mountain, the light is starting to go. We arrive ...
Not much to report for today - I had pretty much seen everything I think I could see in the Samsun/Black Sea coastal area that was relevant for my research, and both John and I were feeling under the weather, so we decided to take it easy at the hotel and catch up ...
... into an archaeological park. One of the fun parts of this trip was taking a cable car/gondola/funicular from the coast to the top of the hill (the tumuli are situated about 70 meters above sea level), and we enjoyed views of the Black Sea and the city of Samsun from there. The gold jewelry and other objects found in the tombs are on display at the Archaeological Museum, which will be one of our destinations for ...