Free Heart and Lung Therapy

J and I spent Christmas Day exploring an area in the mountains not too far from where we live. A year earlier, on the 25th, we were burying our dear old dog Sinsi who had died that morning. She loved exploring the backways and trackways with us and was an excellent sniffer-out of obscure paths and goat tracks. It was appropriate, therefore, that we found that a new track had been cut by the forestry authorities and we were able to spend and enjoyable time exploring it and plotting it by gps.

Several days were then spent drawing out an accurate map of the new route, digitalising it and then cleaning it up to make it fit for use and purpose. Then the directions and information for those who want to walk or cycle the route was composed. The new route is named after that old reprobate of a dog – which just goes to show that I’m silly and sentimental as well as an old fool! That done it could be turned into a downloadable pdf for you to print out for your own use or to share with your friends.

So, if you enjoy a ramble or a ride and don’t live too far from the Dalyan – Ortaca area, get your free copy here and get going – work off some of that Christmas pud and lethargy! Happy trekking!

Alan Fenn, Okçular Köyü

ps If you haven’t got your copies of ‘Backways & Trackways’ or ‘Okçular Village a Guide’ you should go to the Okçular Village website where there is a special offer on if you buy copies of both books. You could also win copies of the original book plus ‘Archers’ tee-shirts if you join us on Facebook or NetworkedBlogs; see the side panel for details.

 Karadonlar to Gokbel Walk
The 'Sinsi Köpek Memorial Walk or Cycle Ride'


6 thoughts on “Free Heart and Lung Therapy

  1. A great way to spend Christmas Day, you old softy. I’m gonna buy the trekking book not because there’s the remotest possibility of Liam and I yomping up and down a hillside but I know people who do!

    1. Yeah! My platoon commander used to say the same thing!! Anyway, thanks for supporting the Book Project, you can bathe in self-righteous satisfaction now 😀 Hoping the Perking book will arrive any day soon.
      ps if you ever make it over this way with a couple of days to spare J and I will take you to the top of our world by car (wouldn’t want to tax you) – there are even places to eat by the river up there.

  2. Viva Sinsi! I loved this post, as I am an old softy at heart, of course, and as my beloved dog is curled up at my feet after hours of tramping around the trails here in Provincetown. Bravo on the digital rendering. BTW – I was SO excited and pleased to find the backways and trackways book as a gift under the familial Xmas tree – M. really did a “solid” there. We can’t wait to visit in the cool-ish season someday for some great trekking in your area…we are trying to do more of that as the cholesterol heightens and the girth girthifies. New word for the new year. 🙂

    1. glad you are enjoying the feel, if nothing else yet, of the book – bring it with you when you come over – be great to take you guys out for some rambles. As for Sinsi; she lives on in various ways – she was a very nice creature. Off to read your latest – HNY to both of you.

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