Five o’clock start with Ian driving most of the way through and over the Sakaltutan Gecidi Pass 6890ft high. Jim took over driving for a couple of hours with Rod finishing doing about four hours.
While Rod was driving and on the last stretch of the pass old Arny blow his top and we had to stop twice to give the old bus a drink.
We camped the night just a few miles outside Erzurum after having a little difficulty finding somewhere to pull off the road.
The weather was warm with sunny intervals, dinner time and late at night we had one or two heavy showers.