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Photos: Kekova - Simena by Boat

The Kekova boat tour is a popular ride offered in the Kalkan/Kas area.
Ours was a daily all-day trip to 3 islands


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On gangplank, for 3-island tour
On gangplank, for 3-island tour
(treasure chest in style) and rock tomb near them
Near center, typical Lycian stone sarcophogi

(treasure chest in style) and rock tomb near them

Delightfully happy boy belonging to one of the crew
Delightfully happy boy belonging to one of the crew
Incorrigible
Incorrigible
I also enjoyed mosquito bites and my first heat rash ever.
Riding in front on a hot day,

I also enjoyed mosquito bites and my first heat rash ever.

A really beautiful area and ride, as you can see.
A really beautiful area and ride, as you can see.
Was also fascinated by the quality of the wood on that boat.
Was also fascinated by the quality of the wood on that boat.
Islands from the front of boat
Islands from the front of boat
From the side of the baot
From the side of the baot
The captain's dropped sandal when he was anchoring the ship
The captain's dropped sandal when he was anchoring the ship
We didn't use the upper deck but it was used for grilling lunch chicken.
Upper deck.

We didn't use the upper deck but it was used for grilling lunch chicken.

The captain about to dive for his dropped sandal
The captain about to dive for his dropped sandal
Retrieval!
Retrieval!
The green of the water near the islands against the color of the boat's wood
The green of the water near the islands against the color of the boat's wood
An island area we stopped at, inhabited mainly by rabbits.  Landing is prohibited due to theft of ancient materials by previous visitors.
An island stop

An island area we stopped at, inhabited mainly by rabbits. Landing is prohibited due to theft of ancient materials by previous visitors.

Under the green water, a portion of a sunken city of Kekova
Under the green water, a portion of a sunken city of Kekova
 (collapsed after earthquakes)
More of the sunken city area

(collapsed after earthquakes)

Doorways from homes to now sunken land area
Doorways from homes to now sunken land area
Stairway to ...
Stairway to ...
Crystal waters of that lake
Crystal waters of that lake
Bringing part of our lunch, I believe, from another boat
Bringing part of our lunch, I believe, from another boat
'Tea tables' that double as viewersfor areas under the boat (sunken city viewing)
'Tea tables' that double as viewers
for areas under the boat (sunken city viewing)
Green color and clarity of the water there is beautiful.
Green color and clarity of the water there is beautiful.
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Gangplank and stairway for swimmers
Gangplank and stairway for swimmers
u47%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f35650817.mImg_3867.jpg Fish gathering for food thrown from the boat
Fish gathering for food thrown from the boat
Now going for Macwichie's bread
Now going for Macwichie's bread
(though grilled chicken is out of viewing range)
Crew who prepared a scrumptious lunch

(though grilled chicken is out of viewing range)

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They were absorbed and took no notice of me.
They were absorbed and took no notice of me.
Note his mother's stylish pants
This boy already enjoys the fashion pages. .

Note his mother's stylish pants

The path is hrough backyards, where residents hope to sell you some beautifully handcrafted scarves.   It was too hot for us tenderfeet to make it up to the castle though.
At Simena (Kale), path to the castle

The path is hrough backyards, where residents hope to sell you some beautifully handcrafted scarves.
  It was too hot for us tenderfeet to make it up to the castle though.

u49%2fandrys%2fsmall%2f35650826.mImg_3880r.jpg  And the everpresent apple tea offered graciously everywhere.
Two windows for bottom of boat, for views of sunken city fragments.

And the everpresent apple tea offered graciously everywhere.