Left camp at about 11:30 and traveled towards a canyon going via a narrow valley.
We stopped to take photos and while john was waiting he looked out his window into the water on the track and noticed two turtles - about 4cm long in a mud puddle.
We drove through some more very fertile valleys. Some of the crop was already going to seed and others about to be planted. Paddocks are very small and numerous as are the little tractors.
The tractors are not only used in the fields but are often seen in the towns. I guess they are doing their shopping!!
We are seeing stork nest again but now with the stork sitting on eggs. Some small villages can have a nest on every power pole! The sparrows enjoy hanging around and maybe living there too.
With spring there are a lot of flowers so am enjoying taking some closeups.
This is the second playground we have seen in small villages. It is plonked down amongst the gravel and close to the road on the outskirts of town. No soft fall here!!
We followed this lake (Obruk Reservoir or Kizilirmak river) and stopped for a bite of lunch overlooking it.
The bigger towns seem to have many new large apartment buildings sitting empty.
In one larger towns (Corum) we thought to have EC greased. Stopped at one place and they said further along then at a shop next door we looked for a latch for our steps and found one. They couldn’t find a fan though but they did have ours spinning sometimes….
The guy jumped on his bike and took us to a another oil shop who then made a phone call. Guy #1 left and guy #2 was followed until he finally stopped and we waited. 5 mins later a van pulled up - a mobile grease unit with compressor and all. Job done thoroughly for A$10.
And we were away again.
Found a camp site looking down over the town of Ortakoy and a big Turkish flag a little further along the track.
We were going to do the washing but seemed too hard so left it till morning. John cooked a stir fry outside on the camp stove.