Because Patara beach is closed off in the evening and we missed our after dinner swim we delayed setting off to spend the morning in the water.
It was like an Australian beach; sandy and with waves just more topless sunbathers here.
It wasn’t until well after lunch time we set off so we modified the day to 45kms to Kaş.
Mum and Emily stayed behind so they could hike some of the Lycian way (and more probably so they could have another of Ayşe’s meals at the pansyion!)
The ride to Kaş was lovely, a coastal road with great view and not too hilly. It was easily up in my top 5 favourite 20kms of the trip. We met a group of Turkish men riding from Antalya to Fethiye together who warned us of a big hill out of Kumluca another day’s ride away.
At Kaş we found a great camping ground with their own beach and shady spot to pitch our tent.
We had a great afternoon swimming and drinking çay, a lovely dinner and the best baklava in turkey for dessert- it’s official!
As we were riding home we we talked into a boat trip to the sunken city of Kekova the next day that I was really happy about because I’d read about how great it was supposed to be.
Back at the campsite the lovely owners gave us fresh watermelon and home made lemon cake to try so it was a fantastic end to a brilliant day!