Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

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Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Laura Bok » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:32 pm

Merhaba everybody,

from 27th of January to 3rd of February my boyfriend and me spent a week of holidays in Turkey. We had already been to Antalya last year (a short report can be found here: http://www.euroherp.com/forum/subject/596/) - back then, I was quite impressed. Now, I have definitely fallen in love with Lycia. Particularly the winter season in Turkey offers everything that makes a perfect holiday in my opinion - amazing landscapes from coastline to mountain tops, inviting villages, nice food and of course lots of salamanders!

The weather did it´s best to please us - we had sun when we needed it, rain at night and cloudy skies while searching and photographing salamanders. And we had some adventures too - but see for yourself (I included some comments below the pictures which can easily be overlooked):
https://picasaweb.google.com/tiemann.la ... MyF5uSDDg#

Hope you enjoy,
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Daniel Kane » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 am

Great salamanders! Impressive to see Caretta in January too, I was under the impression they spent the colder months around the southern edge of the Mediterranean..
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:56 am

Really nice! I would guess the scenery is more colourful portrayable than under harsher summer light. Those luschani luschani are really nice. That first turtle picture has true aesthetic appeal.
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Mario Schweiger » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:46 pm

Nice Salamanders!
... and the Düden falls really had a lot of Water!
You tried the trail between the rocks and the water? ;)

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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Laura Bok » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:10 pm

Thanks - I really like the Lycian salamanders too, actually I think they are my favorite so far. Still, I can´t decide which species I like best. Luschani? Helverseni? Antalyana? I guess it´s always the one I am currently looking at ;)

Impressive to see Caretta in January too, I was under the impression they spent the colder months around the southern edge of the Mediterranean..


Yes, that´s one part of what made the moment so special actually, the fact that it was so unexpected. Unexpected for ME at least - the guy we rented the pedal boat from told us that there are 6 to 7 around usually and that he sees them frequently even in winter time. Mmmh, nice to know...

You tried the trail between the rocks and the water? ;)


No, I wanted to make sure that I will be able to show you some of my photos afterwards ;) And the water didn´t look to inviting as to risk a dive...

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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Laura Bok » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:57 pm

Oh, what a mess - and how did you free yourself?? It doesn´t look as if a good driving technique or extraordinary muscle power would have sufficed, did it? But still, appears it didn´t affect your mood ;)
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Bobby Bok » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:26 pm

Soon, real soon.... ;)

Great pictures as always Laura!
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Daniel Bohle » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Laura Tiemann wrote:Oh, what a mess - and how did you free yourself??

That was not a problem, I visited a special training program before.
http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=51
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:56 pm

Daniel Bohle wrote:
Laura Tiemann wrote:Oh, what a mess - and how did you free yourself??

That was not a problem, I visited a special training program before.
http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/jeroen/index.php?id=51


Pfff... You only took pictures :twisted:

Oh, wait a minute ... I only sat on my butt behind the wheel :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Winter trip to the Lycian Coast

Postby GertJan Verspui » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:18 pm

You already know, but.....great Laura!!
I still think you were the driver!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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