Wednesday, May 30, 2012

our stay in Kalkan

Our med mooring in Kalakan was wonderful and we stayed an extra day.
 First thing in the morning we walked the streets of Kalkan
The beautiful water of the med. in the back ground.

While exploring the town Oktay (our Turkey's Canadian friend) who met us while tying up to the dock called to ask us to come sight seeing.
Here we are.

Oktay, his cousin Ahmet and the two of us at a gorge way inland of the  coast.

The gorge had a cat walk you could take for about 500 meters

At the end of the cat walk the water came gushing out of the rock.

A little further you could cross the raging stream of water coming out of the rock to discover the gorge for many more miles of beautiful scenery. However we did not have the proper attire and foot wear to cross the stream.
 After our "gorge" discovery we felt a little hungry and Oktay and Ahamet took us for a REAL Turkish lunch. We climbed on the platform and seated yourself on cushions with a table about 10" off the floor and ordered a very Turkish lunch. 
Notice the shoes stayed on the floor,
 Oktay pored us some  "AYRAN" a typical Turkish drink made from Yogurt.

The cook is busy preparing the pancakes  just like we had from the people on the boat.
Except this grill was fired with wood as apposed to gas on the boat.

 Ahmet did not think the quality of the pancake was quite what it should be, but we thought they were wonderful.

After the pancakes we were served a dish with tomatoes, peppers, and beef and bread on the side.

The meal was finished with the serving of "CHAI" (Tukish Tee)

 It was a great experience.

On our way back we noticed these fields with some kind of trees and wondered what they were. 
 Upon closer inspection we could see  these very pretty flowers
Turns out they are POMEGRANATE trees.

Here you can see one very tiny pomegranate starting to develop. 

Not far from Kalkan we drove through this large valley with endless green houses growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. 


Anonymous said...

Thank you sharing this beautiful pictures and comment about kalkan on your blogs Bill and Joanne .
Have nice sail .
I hope we will see each other again .

Kalkan Villas said...

It surely is a pleasure to admire your travel experiences.