We took a river boat up the Daylan River this weekend and visited ruins, turtles, mud baths and found some Mexican food too. Our Daylan Turkey day in pictures:
our riverboat captain’s Turkish music inspired us to dance on the foredeck of the riverboat
We left Golden Glow at anchor surrounded by shoals from the Daylan River where we had anchored off Iztuzu Beach, one of the few places in the world where the endangered Loggerhead Turtles lay their eggs each summer
Our river boat Captain Suney
The Daylan River delta is bordered by reeds
The Lycian Tombs are just over my shoulder
A view of the Lycian Tombs seen through a keyhole in the wall of ruins we discovered after climbing the mountain at Kaunos
Lycian Tombs from 400BC build by the Lycians who maintained their language from 500BC to 300BC.
Lycian Tombs in the cliffs above Daylan, Turkey
Ancient Kaunos theater near Dalyan
The ruins had goats grazing and this one found shade under a tree in the ancient Kaunos theater.
Ellen enjoying the scenery from the bow of the river boat.
Slow but sure land turtle.
Two honeybees and a moth share the nectar
Blue Crabs on the Daylan River
Loggerhead turtles “Caretta Caretta” are omnivores and are this one came up for some crab
Found Some Mexican Food at a “Multi Cultural” restaurant.
Bought these pants for my son Reid
Daylan City from atop the mountain above Kaunos Ruins (the tombs are just to the left of this picture).
Mud baths: good clean fun
Sunrise the following morning… another Golden Glow day.