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Old 12-28-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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You've got some great riding in Turkey, thanks for sharing it.. some fo your pics aren't appearing... maybe you could fix them for us
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:18 PM   #17
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Some pics missing.Thx for sharing them with us.
(I didn't like the name of your thread,though.Better go off with Türkiye )
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:14 PM   #18
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:36 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Dickyb
The problem being?
6 of your photos are not showing, that white box with the red cross is comming up for some pics, I had to join photobucket yesterday to get my pics to work here.

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:32 PM   #20
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Hi Dave in Turkey,

Thanks for the tip. I uploaded originally from Photobucket but the site crashed. I then used Picasa 3 which seemed to work on screen but failed to show the images once I posted. Anyway, it was back to Photobucket this am. Whereabouts in Turkey are you? Maybe we can meet?

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Old 12-29-2008, 02:22 AM   #21
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Perfect sea and mountains...
The only region in Turkey that delivers both superbly.

Great ride DickyB. Looking for more.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:38 AM   #22
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Hi Dicky,

Yep I had problems with my picasa also and had to get photobucket, we are in Dalaman, there is a little group of us, me transalp,boris africa twin and theo kanuni gt 250- we ride about quite often but are very much stabled now because it is so bloody cold. Soon as the weather breaks we will be off somewhere for a day or two, great to meet up we will i am sure be heading kas way again, we are planning to go to capadocia (spelling) at some point, if you have not been you are welcome to join us, so far 4 bike are penciled in for that trip when its warmer !

I have tried a bit of off roading www.travelswithmymotorbike.wordpress.com as you can see on my site but i am really crap at it now, i was much better when i was 18 !! defo need to get the gear though, hurts more now when i fall off than when i was 18...
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:15 AM   #23
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Thanks for sharing.


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I didn't like the name of your thread,though.Better go off with Türkiye
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:58 AM   #24
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Aferdersiniz Turk arkadaslar. Her hafta ben Turkche ders , ince Turkche okul yapmak, ama ben im cok eski ve yavas!! Simdi ben Turkiye yaziyorum, Turkey degil.

Iy gunler,

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Old 01-03-2009, 05:21 AM   #25
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From The Turkish Med to Europe and back inless than 4 hours!!

Hi folks,

That scallywag Jack Frost has been doing his stuff in these parts too. Took the dogs out for their morning stroll and noticed the garden wasn't its usual green.



A contrast indeed to the same time last week where we had to high tail it out of town and into Europe to get our visas stamped. For those not in the know, British nationals can stay in Turkiye for up to 90 days on a Tourist Visa. The other option being to purchase a Residency visa which are a good deal more expensive and confer no special rights. Anyway, we go through this less than arduous process every three months. So it was farewell to the ferocious guard dog



And off down to Kas to park up with some of the local traffic. I love these old Jawa's.



A quick good morning to one of the local geese who keep guard on the marina. This goose was one of a bunch that arrived two years ago in a battered and sorry state with two broken wings. They are thriving now and are well looked after by the local fishermen.





As time was short, and we still had to get to Europe, we got a move on and



after handing our passports over to the ferryman we waited. Europe by road was over 1200km away. By sea it was 2km away. The part of Europe we were heading for was Meis to the locals, Kastellorizo to the Greeks who own it, it's nearest Greek neighbour being Rhodes. Over 100kms away. The population once peeked 14000 but that has long since declined. Nowadays life is slow and geared towards the tourist and visa hunter. A few pics to follow;













Now I am sure that the island has a wonderful heritage, is steeped in history and there are ancient artefacts on every corner but, being a creature of habit, I was lulled back to the mainland by the siren song created by the breeze blowing across an open bottle of an ancient local remedy.


All in all, not a bad way of preventing being locked up as an illegal immigrant. Anyway, back on the bike and up in the mountains tomorrow.

Cheers,


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Old 01-03-2009, 05:26 AM   #26
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Looks like you found a good loophole and it sure beats the British weather! Thanks for the report and sunny pics
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:46 AM   #27
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What a beautiful place to enjoy and photograph. Thanks for sharing the sun.

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Old 01-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #28
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Magnificent places. Nice pics.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:53 PM   #29
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Hi Dave...We used to do the visa runs aswell...Marmaris to Rhodes...what a pain in the arse it became after 3 years so we did the residency thing last year,,,I do miss the duty free fags from Rhodes, only 0.30p a packet
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:56 AM   #30
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Turkish Delight with a dusting of .......snow

It was Sunday so time for a ride though the weather was less than clement as we waited for Rejeb and Zeki



who duly arrived sporting an assortment of rain gear



We headed off, higher and higher





On the way we passed a victim of the current shooting season



Apologies at this stage for a couple of poor shots, rain on the lens I think. Then we hit the snow line



which stretched as far as the eye could see



We came, we saw, we were thwarted









After a couple of hours fooling around we retreated to beneath the snowline to find a suitable place to dry our clothes and get some hot food inside us. We found a temporary summer shelter that the goat herders use as a stop off point on their annual migrations from the coast to the cooler uplands.



Within no time Mehmet had drained a litre of juice out of his petrol tank and got a fire going on which we barbecued some sausage along with our boots and socks



At this point my camera gave up the ghost and so did we. An hour later we were off the mountain supping hot chay (tea) in Mehmet's lokanta. 4 mates, 4 bikes. Perfect really.
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