Well it was meant to be an easy day, with just an simple 2.5 hr hike. It wasn’t.
It started well with a transfer to Serce Limani avery nice anchorage.
Then I chartered a boat, at great expense (150 TL) to take me round to Loryma. Very nice trip
Almost immediately from leaving the casks I lost the trail. I had come to a large red “x” usually the “wrong way” sign. I spent a while exploring alternatives before returning to said x and deciding it had to be the way, it was. But I soon lost it again. A half hour hike to the end of the bay turned into a hour. There was a nice restaurant and boat dock at the end of the bay so I stopped there. Initially it was just to cool down, did I mention it was hot again today, officially 31, but it seemed higher amount the rocks and out of what little breeze there was. As it was only 12 I said what the heck and gave myself an hour to have a couple of iced teas and some mezes and generally unwind.
While I was there a large charter yacht disgorged a nice group of Americans from Southern California. We soon got to chatting. They were coming to the end of a four week charter. Very nice. They had a elder and more frail looking lady with them who was very chirpy. She said she would write me into the next story she wrote, that I was a very Hemingway character!!! I told her not to romanize what I was doing. They asked if I was blogging my trip so I gave them the site. I look forward to her comments on my Hemingway style writing.
Anyway shortly before 1pm I said my goodbyes and strode off in best Hemingway style up the hill behind the restaurant. 10 minutes later, on losing the trail again I reached in vain for my phone. I simulatianiously heard faint whistles from below me. Putting two and two together I realized I must have left it behind at the restaurant. I made my way rapidly back to collect it. Apparently they had been hollering for a while. So much for trying to make a good impression .
The rest of the hike was hot and annoying, I kept losing the trail, too many animal tracks crossing at all angles, and missing some major changes in direction. Much bushwacking/rock hopping was done to recover the trail. To add insult I must have hot a wrong button on the GPS app as it stopped working until I gave it some serious attention.
On the other a hand I did see a badger. Just. Momentarily. About 30 mitres off.
3 hours later I descended to the Serci Limani and promptly stripped to my shorts and jumped in the sea, and the had a gin and tonic while waiting for my transfer back to the pension.
Another dip in the pool and then a lounge in the evening sun.