The sun was shining when we woke up and Debs seemed a lot better. After a good breakfast we loaded the bikes and bid farewell to Rob and Silvia.
Like so many others on the trip so far, we can't thank them enough for their hospitality. We have had a lovely few days and it has given Debs a bit of time to recover before we push for the border. We will stay in touch and we hope you enjoy reading the blog.
After a quick supplies stop in the town, we were soon heading along the coast. The going for the main part was fairly flat although, as to be expected, a head wind sprung up to add a dimension of difficulty. As we neared the town of Gazipaşar the road became quite twisty as it snaked along the quite rugged coastline. The views were terrific, it was really nice to be riding once again along the sea.
From Gazipaşar it was farewell to the sea for a while as the road headed inland and up. We had stocked up on water in the town as we were planning on free-camping somewhere in the next 30km. As lunchtime arrived we decided to forgo the bread and honey, instead opting for some food in a small restaurant. The food was really good even if Debs had to brave her worse nightmare, bones in her chicken!
Despite the fact that she was feeling a lot better, the days exertions had taken there toll on Debs. Her energy levels aren't yet back where they were, so as the road started to climb we started looking for a place to camp. For a while it didn't look very promising, but as we rounded a bend I spotted an area that looked alright. Further investigation found it to be a little stony, but otherwise ideal. Getting the bikes up a hill took a little bit of doing, but the ground is fairly level and we are well hidden from the road. Hopefully we will get a good nights rest.