Day 50: Camping by a Beautiful Lake; From Gucuk Koyu to a Lake Close to Zara in Turkey
June 19, 2012; Distance covered today: 128 Km; Total: 3903 Km
When it is a little chilly outside, it is kind of hard to get out of my warm sleeping bag in the morning. I was going to have a very early start today, but by the time I was ready it was 7:30.
|Breakfast: bread, honey, nuts, tea|
|First thing in the morning, the kids came to watch us again. Look how cutely the little one is posing for the picture|
Soon the wind began again, but we had to go on and at 12:30, we arrived in Sivaz, 72 Km. We decided to take a long break and have lunch in the city. We happened to find a really good restaurant where only Kofta was served. We had a very good meal, bought some groceries for dinner, and hit the road. We arrived in a lake close to a village called Zara. There was only one building there, a restaurant. We went there to get some drinking water and ask where we could pitch up our tent, but the chef was so friendly that we could not say no when he said we should go there to eat fish. I was a little dubious about it and thought that the guy is going to rip us off.
|Kofta in Sivaz|
|Me and the Road|
|The Road Ahead|
We put up our tents in very strong winds, took a dip, washed our clothes and went to the restaurant. I was right…one small fish with a little salad cost us 15 Lira each while the lunch with lots of goodies with it cost us 24 in total!
|Hungry cyclists need lots of food, not a fancy looking little fish.|
Our campsite is in a very beautiful place. The sky is full of stars, so I don’t want to see to miss the starry night.