The road out from town centre led from the castle mound - Kalehoyuk, an ancient Bronze Age (Hittite) castle. As I started walking I was surprised how direct the road was. It went straight in the direction I wanted to go. Toward the hills and toward the ancient ruins I had seen on the map in the barbers shop in Ankara. It was an old road whose path was always slightly curved but led directly toward the hills. No T-junctions or obstructions. It ran along the axis of the valley. When I got to the edge of town the peak of the hill was straight ahead. When I got to the top of the hill there was a man-made mud mound - a tumulus or barrow. It had been raided or excavated. I stopped and ate my lunch - which was delicious by the way :o)
When I finished my lunch I began walking on. The next thing I saw was a cairn. The cairn and the barrow were on a line that led straight back to the castle in the town where I had come from and in the other direction straight toward the ridge of the hills that I hoped would take me to Cemele Castle. I already knew that it would. All of this was too familiar from my adventures on the Icknield way when I ended up in Swindon last year :o) Its just the same but its in Turkey!!! Wow! Ley lines in Asia.
a path following the bottom of a valley leading straight toward the point on top of the hill.
This weird thing scared me. I thought it was a beastie. It was only a bit of plant! :o) Its funny how you get freaked-out when you're all on your own in the hills.
The sun was setting and I had to head back down toward the main road in the valley. I got a better view of the castle on the way down but it was too late to go up to it. And I was far to knackered and thirsty! I could see a petrol station on the road. I hoped someone there would give me a lift back to Kirsehir.