Kas to Kekova Roads

Thu 6 May 2010 18:38
36:10.889N 29:53.337E
Thursday 6th May
Spent 2 more nights in Kas and explored the area on bikes.  Cycled out of the town and managed to do a circular ride (after several wrong turns!) which included an extremely rocky (advanced!) section of the Lycian Way (this - for the most part - we have discovered is pretty unsuitable for anyone other than walkers and is pretty badly signed at the moment) So after a very bumpy ride we found our way back to a lovely little bay with hammocks and hippies and 2 large white ducks playing in the sea (pretty idyllic after a hot cycle).  Left the safety of the North anchorage and sailed in very bumpy conditions around the headland and spent one night in a bay there to make the journey down to Kekova shorter.  Good sail down to Kekova Roads and lovely anchorage in a bay within a bay.  Took the dinghy and climbed up to the castle at Kale Koy with its impressive rock tombs scattered about the hills and lovely fishing village.  The next day we got the bikes ashore and cycled round the bay to Ucagiz Limani where we negotiated with a fisherman called Usuf to take us over to the sunken City and see the incredible remains of the ancient city which was wiped out by a devastating earthquake 2,000 years before.  A slightly eerie place but well worth seeing.  Cycled another section of the Lycian Way which became so rocky we left bikes and continued on foot to a beautiful secluded bay which would have been perfect other than the German tripper boat which had arrived before us!  Unfortunately we had hidden the bikes so well that it took us 2 hours to find them!  Next day sailed round Kekova Adasi and anchored in a lovely bay called Karaloz a beautiful peaceful spot.  Sailed early this morning, little wind so long sail back to Kalkan and back to Fethiye tomorrow.