Day 123: Hononu - Kastamonu (70km) - Distance travelled so far 7,266 km "Tired legs, but a nice handy day"
When we arrived into Hononu last night we headed straight for a Kebab shop and luckily the owner offered us more than just kebabs. We informed him that we needed a place to stay, so he immediately got on the phone and sorted out lodgings as well as a chauffeur to get us there.
We gladly left the bikes in his restaurant and hopped in the back of the car. We all agreed that it was quite a weird feeling being in a car.
We awoke this morning feeling extremely tired but knowing that we only had to complete 70kms to the next town, made the days cycle much more appealing. After freshening up we headed back to the kebab shop to collect our bikes and upon arrival we were greeted by a local newspaper reporter interested to know what three Irish guys with strange bicycles were doing in his town. Over a free cup of cay we explained our story, did a quick photo shoot and got on our way.
Thankfully the roads an weather today were perfect for a touring cyclist, so we made our destination in no time. Check out the pics for the day.
Mike finally latching on to the idea that using cosmetics is socilibly acceptable
The staff of the school/teachers house locked us in, so we had to exit via the window....
There is always a hill to climb in Turkey
A shepherd guards his herd
Paul staying the course....weather is gettin hot
Unrelenting kilometers for our tired legs
and of course the downhills are well appreciated too!!!
Familiar sight of a lone farmer tending to the crops
Men dominate The "Cay Houses" in Turkey...Men gossip and women work in these parts!!!
Master Splinter saves this turtle from certain death
Mike and Paul after a job well done...
Cycling on down the road we were overwhelmed by a very potent smell.
Demons watch out!!! - Lady garlic sellers about!!
The roads surface and workers similar to back home
Retro Disco Brian
Oh....the deep burn!!!!
Start them young
We arrived into Kastamonu at about 4pm. Todays easy cycle was just what the doctor ordered after yesterdays horrific ordeal.