Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Heading north.......


Great scenic drive, first along the coast and then inland over mountains to Pamukkale, near Denizli. Great campsite directly opposite the travertines..(this weeks quiz question. Answers on  a postcard ). Group dynamics getting confusing; travelled with mckj as oxbf went off on their own but came round for drinks tonight after meal in camp restaurant to apologise for not having mentioned it and asked if we would join them on exploration of travertines tomorrow but we have already arranged to join mckj at a different time so had several glasses talking pish.
Today's highlights included the 3 legged donkey in the middle of the road that refused to move; the lovely wild flowers on the verges, a riot of colour ; miles of poppy fields; the horrendous roads ; the cafe where we stopped for tea at 11.00 with a pen full of ostriches out back;the magnificent flock of angora goats being driven down the road towards us; the dozens of beautiful young ladies from the local university arriving to be photographed at the travertines with their escorts before going on to the end of term party......and yes, that is true because I asked them. And for those too lazy to look up travertine, I will be going on at length tomorrow after I have immersed myself in the history thereof. You have been warned.


  1. Lovely yound ladies you say .... did you get many pictures ?

  2. Me? With a group of beautiful young ladies? In the Travertines? With *my* reputation...?

    NB Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, and cream-colored varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave. In the latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems.