XC Turkey 2010: Sunday and Monday 26 and 27 September

Sorry to have been out of touch for a few days, we have been busy travelling.

Saturday was apparently always planned to be the last day in Karaman, and Trias from Scotland/Greece took us all by the little hairs in our, ah well, he flew much further than anyone else and landed in Cappadocia.

Anyway, for Sunday Murat had the cultural trip planned for us, and all I can say is sadly the day was wasted. We spent from 10am to 2am the following day in a big, very fancy bus, driving first from Karaman to Cappadocia, then getting dragged around like proper tourons with only 10-15 minutes at each location, to take pictures and move on, and then after a stay in a carpet factory we got in the bus again and drove to Beysehir, where we arrived at 2am this morning.

We didn’t get much out of Cappadocia, we didn’t get any flying, and the move from Karaman to Beysehir could have been done in 4-5 hours.

Today has been underwhelming too, but that isn’t anyone’s fault as the wind was simply over the back and way too strong. So we did a very solid dose of parawaiting on launch, getting treated to some speaches by local dignitaries, and then finally drove down to find a beach on the lake Beysehir. Good birding both on the mountain and by the lake, but lets hope the conditions improve for tomorrow.

I’ll keep ya’ll posted.


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