Xanthos to Cavdir

I headed toward Akbel. On the road behind Xanthos, a car stopped. Not unusual as people are always stopping if you are on a road and asking if you’d like lift. It was the imam’s wife who had served me breakfast in front of the mosque in Sidyma a few days earlier. She was eager to introduce me to her husband.

It was already late. The route headed into the woods. I didn’t see a path per se and it was difficult to see the painted waymarks. I didn’t feel like camping there so walked down to the road and continued on. I got to Caykoy and wanted to stop. Consulted my notes and called Deborah and Ofuk in Islamlar. Ofuk came down and picked me up. On the road leading up to their home, he delighted in a cat and mouse game with the neighbor’s dog. Then, he’s like watch this…Oscar, one of his own dogs, slithered up a vertical stone wall. Agile like a cat. Need a video of this stunt on YouTube (banned in Turkey). Deborah is a British expat.
Nice to converse in English. They are good fun with an interesting story. They have a marvelous guest house. English countryside touches. Grapevine Inn in the little village of Islamlar high above Kalkan and the sea.


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