where we visited Ekşili Göleti
and Kocaçay Şelalesi.
This time, however, it was good covid news. A few days before we were scheduled to depart, my turn came up for a covid vaccination! I got an appointment for the following Monday, and we decided to make it a weekend tour to the above destinations. (I hope to leave on the original planned route next week so with a little luck I’ll be writing about that soon).
The short tour worked out well for Barış since it was his first bicycle tour. His only complaint was a sore bottom. Tuğçe had joined us two years ago on our Frig Yolu week. Here they are a bit north of Antalya:
and later in the day at the waterfall:
We passed a couple (presumably Ottoman) cisterns on the way there.
and I liked this bay window in Ekşili:
Ekşili Göleti is a small reservoir near the eponymous village.
We had heard of people camping at Kocaçay Şelalesi (a waterfall), but none of us had been there before and didn’t know that it’s very difficult to get bicycles there. We were happy to find this easily accessible campsite a bit downstream
and walked up to the waterfall for an after dinner swim when it was less crowded.
The return trip the following day was farther east, largely on roads that none of us had been on before. The road between Ekşili and Karaöz is particularly nice,
and the canal road heading south from there on the east side of the main Antalya-Isparta road had no traffic at all.
Quite a fun weekend, and now I’ve had my first dose of Biontech’s (aka Pfizer, but they don’t distribute in Turkey) covid vaccination. 🙂