The sun had finally come out as we left the border this morning. Last night it looked like it may never lift, looking out the window and seeing only a suggestion of lights in the distance.
Apart from a brief roll this morning through the thickest mist we’ve cycled through yet, the sun shone on, and it was time to get working on the tan.
The small towns scattered inbetween the hills were filled with curious onlookers. The border guard said that only a few cyclists came this way each year, and presumably even fewer take the roads that we have been. In a small town where we were visibly lost and going back and forth, we were beckoned over to one of the many groups of men seen in Turkey, sitting outside drinking tea and smoking. Keen to meet us, we were offered tea, as well as a bag of satsumas for the road! Hopefully the good weather continues in Turkey, and the night time temps don’t fall too low…