Trip Start Nov 2002
53Trip End Sep 2003
We walk about one hundred yards along the beach to the west and stake out our site on the patio of a closed hotel. Pretty soon the Hotel Manager comes out and provides us with chairs to sit on! Totality finally arrives and then is gone almost instantly. The sky does not get as dark as expected, but we could easily spot Venus.
After we had recovered from all the excitement we packed the telephoto lenses and drove to the amphitheater at Aspendos. This is a truly impressive structure in excellent condition and still used for concerts with up to 40,000 people. While there a group and then a soloist from the crowd sang and it was amazing that one voice could address such a large audience without amplification. Maybe we can still learn something.