We thanked Inge for the great hospitality she gave us and left Gazipasa.
The first hill of the day was only 200m but very steep. Probably between 10-13%. After we made it up, the scenery was fantastic and the weather was perfect.
In the afternoon we had to battle another 300m hill and when we finally made it to the top the sun was already down. At the bottom of the hill we found a beach and could camp in between some high grass.
Everybody cooked his own meal and after a short episode of a tv series we all went to bed.
Day 261: After we crawled out of our tents we had some breakfast and packed our things. It was only 9 am when we left our camp area.
The climbing continued and in addition we had very strong headwind.
After 35 km, just before the last climb we luckily found a small eating place. We all had some gozleme (like a very lage thin pancake filled with potatoes, cheese or other things).
We where now fit for the steep climb. Jakob is a very strong climber and was in front. Sarah and Scott walked up a very steep part and I passed them. A few minutes later I was taking a picture and suddenly they passed me on the back of a truck. The truck diver stopped and Scott helped him to fix a small problem. Afterwords he offered to take them up the hill.
After a fast decent and another 15km we reached Taşucu. We went to the harbor and found out that the fairy to North Cyprus would leave in the night.
We sat down in a restaurant an discussed our plans. We decided to take the fairy and leave Turkey without spending another night.
Because we had a lot time to kill we had a good dinner and afterwards found a place where we could play okey.
We where told that we could board the fairy a 10:30 pm but there was a ship from Libanon with Syrian refugees and it took till 1 am to debark everyone.
Finally at 1:30 am we could go on the fairy. The ship was not very full so we had enough space to sleep.
At 2 am we left the harbor.
I have to come back to this place to continue my world trip. I Had to leave turkey because of visa issues and till I can come back I am in some kind of „holiday“ from my only rule. ()
Day 260: 58,43 km all: 8715 km
Day 261: 54,39 km all: 8769 km