More Lycian tombs & still cruising the Med
Trip Start Feb 23, 2008
104Trip End Jun 05, 2008
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
We all got up just after 8am and packed up our beds so we could put the food table back in place... It was bucket loads of bread with omlettes, tomatoes and cucumbers. Up on top deck we changed into our walking clothes, pulled up at a small jetty and set off exploring the nearby surrounds. It was kind of like small lots of farmland with locals families... We saw clusters of sheep grazing and billy goats up on the hill. Some very old houses made of rocks. We came across a local family who we chatted to and watched the mumma make bread over a curved dish over fire (like a chapati but 10 times the size). Their 2 little kids were playing in an old boat but the best thing was we picked up there little puppy who came along for our walk
We made our way off the hill and down to the sea edge where we skimmed rocks like kids. We saw more ruins and lycian tombs and sarcophagus's down here too. On the way back to the boat we dropped our tag along puppy back with its owners and said goodbye. Gem and I led the pack and thought we were close to the jetty but we had taken a wrong turn and had to backtrack a bit ... oops! Back on the boat we motored around to another gorgeous inlet and pigged out on spaghetti, veggies, potatoes and beans for lunch. It was a bit cold today and after lunch i hopped back in my sleeping sheet with layers of clothes and laid up the front and read. The wind picked up so i ended up out the back anyway..
We set off and slowly drove past the ruins of the sunken city. You can no longer stop or swim here as they are trying to protect the ruins. They are submerged about 6m below sea level but you can clearly see the remains and the old harbour. On the hillside there are old houses and steps and foundations. The ruins are from the Byzantine era and the city was practically ruined by an earthquake. The weather was really clear and the sun made the water a beautiful bluey greeny colour. We cruised around and found another bay to anchor in - this was was super still and we could see schools of small fish below.
We had another massive feast for dinner (a ratatouille type thing that was the best and stuffed capsicum) and later the backgammon challenge was back on...fun! We set up beds in exactly the same positioning as last night - humans are creatures of habit! This time though i was prepared and had my earplugs.... Tonight was more fun when we laid down and had bit chats before we all fell asleep....