Day 384: After all the missleading information about the ferry schedule I was not sure if there really was a boat today.
I packed my stuff and made a last picture with my new friends I cycled to the port.
After 10 minutes I arrived at the port and there was really a boat waiting.
I quickly purchased a ticket, went to the passport control, got my exit stamp and without any further check I could go on board.
I secured my bike and took some valuable things out. The departure was at 2pm and when I got to the upper deck we were already on the way. Good that I decided to go to the port early.
The sail took seven hours and at 7:30pm we reached Taşucu.
After a quick passport check I got my entry stamp and was back in Turkey.
Now my „holidays“ are over and my rule (no engine) is in effect again.
It was already getting dark so I cycled 5km to the nearest beach and put my tent up.
Day 385: In the I noticed that I chose a nice place to camp.
I had time to get to Mersin till after 5pm. The terrain was flat so I could take my time.
Nuzhed and I met in front of her apartment building. After she helped me carry my stuff to her apartment and I took a shower we talked while she was preparing dinner.
Because her mother was German she speaks german very good. In the evening two of her cycling friends Benan and Ozlem came for a very tasty dinner.
After we ate I showed them some pictures and we talked about our traveling. It was a very nice evening.
Nuzhed convinced me to stay another day because she wanted to show me around.
Day 386: After Nuzhed came back from work at 11am we jumped in her 4wheel drive car and headed for the nearby mountains. I saw a very different side of Mersin. It is a very beautiful mountainous area with small villages and manny small fruit plantations.
We stopped for lunch and drove to a mountain top for a tea.
After a few hours we came back to the cost and the weather was very different at the sea. In the mountains we had to where a jacket and the wind was cold. On the cost it was hot and humid.
Nuzhed is very adventurers. She is always outside cycling, walking, trekking, camping and visiting other countries. She gave me a lot of helpful tips where to go and also set me up with my next host.
It was very fortunate to meet her.
Day 384: 9,25 km all: 11.334 km
Day 385: 83,20 km all: 11.418 km