- ODO 4819km
- Location Saniglan
- Weather 15-26 Tailwind
At the Cappadocia hostel I met a guy called Len who’s currently living in Mumbai and works for a company that owns some of those new top level domain names. Like .sucks and .limousine (his company owns more reputable ones than that but you get the picture). Technology is a career that really breads and encourages travel. That’s a bonus for me as I’m building an international network of traveling techies along the way.
The wind that caused the grounding of my hopes to fly in a hot air ballon pushed at my back the whole day. The climb out of the Cappadocia valley was steep but I was rewarded with a sweeping downhill freewheel under the shadow of a dark stone volcano gradually building with cloud.
After a beer with Len the night before I flew up the hills in the morning. Around lunchtime I began to feel the effects and passed out on a park bench for a rough hours sleep before continuing. Passing through a large town gave me few options. The afternoon was back onto highways. A definite downside of this part of the country. But the hard shoulders are wide and I plugged into, and finished, the first part of the Stephen Fry autobiography series.
Pulling off early at the site of some trees to camp behind. Trees and shelter are becoming far more sparse as I travel east. Although I climbed a good 1600m the real mountains have yet to begin. I’m using the flatness to bank distance for the shorter and steeper days sure to come.