Day 25. Wednesday 26th August 1970 – Turkey

We had a five-o-clock start with Jim driving all the way into Ankara. We got lost for a short time in the city but with a little help from the locals we soon found the road again. We stopped for breakfast just outside Ankara.

Jim drove for about four hours then Rod for two before we stopped for tea and camped for the night.

Today was the longest drive of the trip, about 340 miles.

The weather was warm with a strong breeze. Early on in the morning there was a storm as we passed through the mountains.

The Anatolian Plateau.  It was beginning to get a bit warm by the time we got there and some of the natives we saw had guns, not just the police.

 

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