On a bright sunny morning, with our bags and cameras packed we set off in Mary's 'Duster' car.
I felt very comfortable and relaxed with Mary at the wheel. She is a very capable driver, very knowledgeable regarding rules of the road (unlike quite a lot of male drivers here!) It wasn't long until we were out past all the heavy traffic on the Bodrum roads and heading for Mugla.
After a brief stop for tea and some photographs we were on our way again.
After an hour or so, we returned to our hotel to review our photos. We had worked up a good appetite and enjoyed a delicious breakfast of eggs, cheese, tomatoes and olives. We took a walk up to the town square where I bought some honey from a very large shop selling nothing but honey. Every type of honey from every flower!
We packed ourselves into the car. The surroundings of the lake as a whole and particularly the banks of its Dalyan sea connection are important nature reserves. There was plenty to see as we drove along. The lake is fed by the Namnam and Yuvarlakçay rivers and a number of mountain brooks. At the south side, there is a NW - SE fault line, bordered by several sulfurous hot springs, amongst others Sultaniye Spa. We made our way there and soon we were relaxing in the very hot and very relaxing springs.
We stayed for two nights at the hotel. On leaving they advised us to visit a waterfall in the woods just outside the town. This proved to be quite an adventure. Story and photos to follow soon!