My birthday and other things.   5 comments

It was my birthday earlier this month and I bought myself another motor bike as a present seeing as it was the only present I was likely to get. It’s a 1997 Kawasaki VN800, nice bike for the year, not a lot wrong with it, just enough to get me to fettle it a bit and change one or two things to suit me.

VN800

Very different to the BMW and very different riding style too. It ought to be a very relaxed riding style but it isn’t yet, that’s why I have to make a few changes. I’ll probably have to put a new rear shock absorber on it, the current one is rusted up and although it works to an extent it isn’t ery good, hopefully I can find a modern fully adjustable one that will fit. My plan is to take it apart and rebuild it properly over the winter, with some new nuts and bolts, new rubber components, maybe some new electrical parts and some wiring. I’ll leave the engine alone because it doesn’t make any strange noises and seems healthy enough. Should keep me occupied this winter.

I had a sad job to do last month, Aslan my neighbour’s dog who has been living with me for the past five or six years had to be put to sleep. He had a tough life what with being poisoned (deliberately) an incurable disease that progressively wore him down.

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Suddenly one day last month thousands of flies settled on and around him and he started to fade, I couldn’t let him stay like that and called one of the vets in to relieve his suffering. Goodbye old boy, rest in peace.

On a brighter note I had the opportunity to go to swimming at Patara beach and Finike beach last month and very pleasant days out they were too.

Then today I had a ride over to a place call Üçağız and it’s twin village Simena. The attraction here is that these places are very touristy but are very small and specialise in boat tours and boat trips along the sunken city side of Kekova island.

Simena can only be reached by boat or a walk of about four hundred meters up a rocky goat track. Doesn’t sound like much does but let me tell you it will make most people sweat in the twenty eight degrees celsius that it was today, the climb is about one hundred metres I would guess and then when you walk round the castle you descend another hundred and fifty through the village to sea level.

Photos of Üçağız

You can see Simena Castle with the flag flying from it.

Now we go to Simena

The road to Simena but first I have to park by the cemetery over by that beach.

And walkup the path to the castle

Tombs by the castle

 

That’s all, hope you enjoyed the photos. Just one more, a squirrel visited me on my birthday. Cute eh?

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Posted October 14, 2018 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

5 responses to “My birthday and other things.

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  1. So lots to say. I would have sent you a card but I didn’t know your address. Do you get post i any event? Secondly, that’s so sad about Aslan. You didn’t say and I know him and Wolfie are part of the original crew. Your day out today seems idyllic, Thank you for all of the photos and information. I think it sounds a wonderful place to visit – I need a travelling companion to share it with… thanks for the info though

  2. Thanks for posting a comment LB. Yes I am still sad about Aslan.

  3. Hi there this is my first proper look at your blog. Great pics of your bike trip and walk to Simena it looks beautiful and interesting and somewhere I must visit next time. I love the photo of your new bike….it’s a gem and I bet it’s just great riding around the coastline on it. I too swam at Patara and Finike on my last visit….lovely days!
    RIP old Aslan.

  4. Thank you for your kind words about the blog. You were at Finike and Patara too? We could have been there at the same time!

  5. Well that would be quite a coincidence wouldn’t it!

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