Continuing south from Pozantı, I climb the last hills of the Bolkar Mountains. From a 1,200 or so meter pass nearby Tekir, it’s again downhill towards the Mediterranean coast.
I get an early stay by noon at some workers’ house along the road. They invite me for lunch – potato and tomato soup with raw onions dipped in salt – and when asking for a place to camp they invite me to use a spare bed inside.
Tea throughout the afternoon – only one or two of the six or so workers are fasting.
Pine tree forests ever since I left Pozantı.