Finally at the Mediterranean SeaOctober 27, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C
Turkish times... Instead of our usual start around 7am, we adapted to the Turkish rhythm today. Around 10am, we left the apartment and drove to the wedding dress shop where our bikes were waiting for us and where we had breakfast. Before leaving, Süleyman had a surprise for us: Each of us got 4 (!) bike shirts designed and produced by him and his girlfriend. This more than doubled the number of shirts we carried with us for the last 14 months 😂
Dressed in the new shirts, we left the shop. Süleyman then had another surprise for us. He took us to the townhall where we got to meet the major of Yenişehir, one of the 4 districts of Mersin. This was quite an experience as he came out of the townhall with his security personnel and a professional photographer and journalist. We shortly talked about our trip, he wished us all the best for the rest of our journey. They promised to send us the pictures, so hopefully we can add one later.
Afterwards, Süleyman cycled with us on the 15km bike path leading out of the Mersin before waving goodbye. It was now past noon, when we hit the road - Turkish schedule 🤷♀️
Finally back at the sea (now by daylight), we first had some icecream. Then we went on for a while but didn't feel like biking too much. So we stopped at a campsite after only 45km, set up camp and went for a swim.Read more