Week 4

Week 4

Well what a week this has been, not a lot to report on the blog. We have been stuck in the Garden Kale Thermal Hotel since our gear box packed up on Friday 5th August. Now some would say how lucky we are to be staying in a good hotel with indoor and outdoor swimming pools etc. To be fair it was nice for a couple of nights but now we are bored and eager to get back on the road. We have many miles to catch up with the Madventure truck and as each day passes the miles add up more and more. Already we have missed a visit to Armenia as that would have put more miles on the route to catch up with the truck. The vehicle should have been fixed by Wednesday but the problems keep getting worse, all the Ford auto gear boxes in turkey are five speed where as ours is a six speed which has thrown a spanner in the works so to speak. It is now Sunday and we are still waiting for news from the garage. We are lucky in some respects as the sales and marketing manager from JE Engineering (The company that fitted the gear box) is from turkey and has been able to communicate with the garage on our behalf as they do not speak any English, he has been really helpful and is a nice guy so my grandad tells me.

image The hotels indoor swimming pool.

image The hotels indoor swimming pool.