Lounging by the lake

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Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir

People i met here who contributed to, and improved my trip:

I got another gentle reminder of how crazy Turkish drivers are on my trip from Konya to Egirdir (4 hours, 24YTL), as i saw a flipped over minivan, with its wheels still spinning from the crash and the driver frantically trying to escape the wreckage. It has become a common theme in recent times to see and even be involved in road accidents and I'm still struggling to understand how the drivers can get behind their wheels and risk dying by driving dangerously all the time. I wonder if they really believe that having a sticker with Allah's name on will somehow protect them, surely they can't be that stupid?

Thankfully my experience at Egirdir itself was far more pleasant, as i was treated to a sunny day, which was remarkably warm for wintertime.

Rowing boat beside Lake Egirdir
The town of 17,000 inhabitants is serenely located of the shores of Lake Egirdir, with one spit of land jutting out and filled with small pensions and restaurants. I had decided not to stay for the night, but merely stop off for a few hours on my way to Isparta, so left my luggage in the bus station and set off walking.

Skirting along the lakes edge, it was hard to miss all the fisherman tossing their nets into the water. There wasn't a great reach on the line, so i was pessimistic about what their catch would amount to, as i didn't envisage a huge amount of fish been so close to the shoreline. I was therefore flabbergasted to watch as the wily old blokes pulled out fish, after fish, after fish. I must have seen at least a dozen caught within the ten minutes that i sat and watched, probably a lot more, it really was something that had to be seen to be believed.

After watching the great escapades of the fishermen, i walked further along the shore as far as Yesilada, which is the settlement of houses at the end of the spit. The place was empty with the exception of a few ducks and a man rowing his boat. It was ever so peaceful, and made for a relaxing afternoon stroll. I decided to head back to the town centre for lunch, and settled on a small eatery that served up tasty Pide and then it was time for me to catch the bus to Isparta (40 minutes, 2.5YTL).

Deats says:
Haha, that may be the reason! Im pleased thats now cleared up :D
Posted on: Sep 22, 2009
almond72 says:
You should understand that those with the stickers actually want to meet up with the party on the sticker. Notice how the tuk-tuks & mini buses drive in Thailand ? It's no different in Malaysia. ha ha ha
Posted on: Sep 19, 2009
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Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir
Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir
Rowing boat beside Lake Egirdir
Rowing boat beside Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fishermen at Lake Egirdir
Fishermen at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Fisherman at Lake Egirdir
Pier at Lke Egirdir
Pier at Lke Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Christmas tree on the shores of La…
Christmas tree on the shores of L…
Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir
Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir
Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir
Boatman rows around Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Lake Egirdir
Ducks and boats at Lake Egirdir
Ducks and boats at Lake Egirdir
Egirdir castle
Egirdir castle
Egirdir
photo by: Stevie_Wes