the exhilaration of eclipse day we thought the rest of the trip
might be a let-down but that was not to be. We began at Myra where
there are wonderful tombs set in the hillsides and a large Roman
We learned that St. Nicholas spent
much time here (hence St. Nicholas Church). The ancient St.
Nicholas statues have been mored to the the church and now
a garish red Santa stands atop a pedastal in the center of
Next we took a boat across the
beautiful Kekova Bay (note the turquoise water that for which
the "Turquoise Coast" is named). Fish was grilled at the stern
of the boat for a delicious lunch. Three brave souls took to
the water and would recommend a dip for all. We cruised the
shoreline of Kekova Island where there are partially submerged
Byzantine ruins of part of the village of Simena.
Then we went to the small village
of Kalekoy (accessible only by boat)
and climbed the hill to the ruins of an old castle of the ancient village of Simena. We ended
the day back on the mainland and drove to Kalkan for the night.