A glimpse of the beautiful Cayi river that runs south from the Koycegiz lake. It reaches the Mediterranean coast at Iztuzu beach, passing through the small town of Dalyan – ‘fishing weir’ in Turkish. It’s waters teaming with Bass, Mullet, Bream and many turtles. The river is the lifeline for the local economy used by municipal and tourist boats alike. It’s banks, lined with reed beds, reminiscent of scenes from the ‘African Queen’, are overshadowed by ancient Lycian tombs. It meanders gently to the sea, flowing though fertile lands of olives and pomegranates, where once cotton was grown.
All Images © John Russell 2020