Hello, and welcome to the next step in my post-military globe-trotting. Many of you followed my first blog (tonyrides.com) as I traveled the United States on my Motorcycle, riding over 18,000 miles and reaching 49 states and three countries.

In this next installment, my friend Jerod and I will be going abroad for an open-ended jaunt. We will start in the Middle-East at the end of February and see where the roads and the winds take us.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lycian Way (Act I Scene I)

Welcome to the first installment of Lycian Way blog entries.  We are roughly 50 miles into the trip and enjoying things so far.  Since we left Fethiye 8 days ago we have passed through farms, walked around cliffs descending to clear blue water, and passed through ancient ruins, including Pydnai, Letoon, and Xanthos.  Yesterday we spent several miles hiking through the remains of a Roıman aqueduct.  Later on, we rejoined the aqueduct only to find it flowing with water from the same spring that has fed it for thousands of years.  We have had a mixture of sleeping arrangements.  Some small bed and breakfasts, called pensions here, and some camping as well.  We have eaten all of our meals from the supplies we are carrying. 

Things have not been all easy, however.  Four days ago I had a minor ankle sprain, but luckily it was near the end of the day's hike, and also only one day from our scheduled rest-day.  However, just yesterday I managed to sprain the same ankle again.  Now I am holed up in Kalkan resting my ankle while Jerod is doing a two-day loop that starts and stops here.  I bought some wraps for my ankle and will attempt to rejoin him when he gets back tomorrow. 

The good news is that I am using my downtime to upload new photos to our public Facebook gallery (no membership needed).  Click here to view the pictures. 

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