Archive for June 2011
We are in Labinskiy Rayon. It raining so resting up. Knee sore. Russia roads are better than expected. schedule ok
Hi there just a quick update that we are in Russia, 1/2 way between Sochi and Taupse.
All is ok. will update when we can get online in a few days.
PS/ Hi mum, love you
‘Hullo,Hullo’ Chı tea’ Oh why not we tell ourselves ıt ıs over 30 degrees outsıde and we do fınd the tea ıs a great thırst quencher.After many hand shakes and a offer of a comfortable chaır we are well on our way to makıng another new frıend ın Turkey.The Turkısh people are very hospıtable and wıll more often or not offer you lodgıng ın there house free of charge or they wıll show you a place to camp for the nıght.The wıld lıfe has been fantastıc wıth a fox,dolphıns and a wıld boar among some of our encounters.On the downsıde the rubbısh along the coast lıne ıs terrıble wıth the same sort of plastıc trash we encountered along the Danube.The traffıc has been a mıxture wıth good and bad but on a whole the drıvers here are far more courteous than back home.Often they gıve you a small toot when they are behınd you to let you know they are there.I have not seen any road rage very unlıke NZ where I encountered a faır bıt ın traınıng.Over all the Tukısh people seem to be quıte a contented bunch who take theır relıgıon very serıosly and love there famıly tıme as well as there Chı
An early start to get to Trabzon, we were already there. We found the Ferry terminal and sorted our ferry ride. Looks like we will arrive a day earlier than our visa but we are told that we can stay on board the ship till Friday. Now we can spend the next 26hrs lookıng around Trabzon. Over 2000km done and only 8500km to go
Now within striking distance of Trabzon we knew we could take it easy. After 100km or so we took a break for a few hours as we found a spot to relax at. After changing we had a doner to eat and I went to find to look around and Andrew wrote in his book…
We woke up at 8ish and our new friends were waiting for us (maybe to leave). We had tea and a quick breakfast and got ready to leave. The weather was not looking too good and we wanted to be on the road before the raın came, lucky for us it did not.
Trying to ride my bike.
We have a little time to see the sights
The tunels were long… with the trucks getting too close
Our Lunch stop and then a stop in Bafra at a petrol station. Both places the people were really nice
Then we had to find a place to camp, going down a side road we came across a house and we were invited in
Camped the night at a local beach complete with driftwood and sea born litter. Made camp with with me putting up tent and Nick making pasta over the camp stove.Boat sheds some falling over and others in serious need of repair made the setting more interesting.A swim was had by all with a local dog looking out to sea and contemplating his life. For such a region of the world where the tide is not large the rip on the beach was as strong as any West Coast beach in NZ.Sunset fell with the sky turning a fierce red.Just on dusk a lone figure could be seen trotting down by the water.A magnificant picture was unfolding as a lone fox was seen warming himself up for his evening hunting.I could only admire his freedom that few of us ever achieve in our lives