Tuesday, 1 July 2008

A Slice of Turkey

In the middle of June 10 of us headed of to paddle in South West Turkey. It was an superb trip. The rivers were amazing, the locals were incredibly welcoming, the scenery was spectacular, and it was very very hot. All in all it was one of the best boating trips I've ever had. We started off at the Dalaman river which was pretty sweet by anyones standards. Deep gorges, crystal clear water, and of course brilliant continuous rapids. All this about an hour away from the airport. We hired our transport and driver through www.alternatifoutdoor.com. Get in touch with them if this has whetted your appetite...........

Going for the boof on the Upper Dalaman

Our Dalaman raft base campsite

Miguel going through the motions on a Lower Dalaman rapid

The finish of the Lower Dalaman - nice bridge

Nadir our driver, welcomes us off the river

Heading off down the Upper Dalaman

Frankie slides.......

.....then boofs his way down the Upper Dalaman

In the middle of a nice section on the Upper Dalaman

Frankie comes to the end of the same section

Matt cruises down the upper section

Miguel squeezes between some Upper Dalaman rocks

Frankie at the get out for the Upper Dalaman

After a long day of boating, Grandad goes into Standby

First bit of Turkish wildlife - land crab

Night time at the Dalaman

More Turkey soon, Korpucay, Manavgat and Alara rivers........

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