It was only in Jan that I was here most recently. Again, it was not high season and I am remembering that my ship was the only one through that month. This time it looks like we are the last ship for the year which means obviously that the merchants would like to make sales.
George headed to Ephesus on tour for the morning. I had a bit more relaxed a morning. Sort of. First I attempted to visit the fortress.
After finding out the construction had progressed to the point where you couldn’t even enter the grounds it was time to once again make like a mountain goat. There is a statue of Ataturk over looking the city. Never thought about climbing up on previous visits.
The hike up might not have been my smartest move since my calves had barely recovered from those climbs in Kotor and Corfu on the last cruise. Following the hike up and back I can now add thigh cramps to my complaint list of which I am sure that you have absolutely no interest.
In spite of my poor attitude toward pressure sales, I managed to acquire a few leather good prior to making my way back to the ship.
(photos will follow once I had downloaded them from the camera).