Day 87. 46km. Araç – Kastamonu

Posted: April 15, 2015 in Cycling, Turkey
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A kerfuffle at 3am as a strange man stumbled around the hotel corridor in Araç. He was shooed away by the man responsible for the corridor wood stove. Other than that the usual – climbing over a pass and down the other side – this time to Kastamonu. A shave at the local barber, a talk with some couch surfing students, and a nice warm comfortable hotel. 🙂

An oily snow field

An oily snow field

The day was cloudy and cold – especially at over 1000m. James and I both agree we have had enough of mountains for the time being, and are looking forward to reaching the flat Black Sea coast.

The pass before Kastamonu

The pass before Kastamonu

One has to look one’s best at the beach, so, time for a shave.

A shave in Kastamonu

A shave in Kastamonu

I think there was some language barrier confusion with our Couch Surfing host, and James and I are now staying in a nice hotel in Kastamonu. The weather forecast is for much warmer weather, and we are looking forward to the next chapter in the trip. Swimming, camping on the beach, cruising along the coastal road. But tomorrow Boyabat and then one last pass to the coast.

  1. valerievolk says:

    Good to see you’re Keeping Up Appearances … hope the beach lives up to expectations. What did you mean by ‘language barrier confusion’ with the Couch Surfing host?

    • I think there was some confusion on when we were arriving in Kastamonu. We had to change our estimated time of arrival several times. Anyway, we had a nice time in Kastamonu.

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