Last Post from Turkey

Last Post from Turkey

Well after five days Ordu was finally put behind us. We took the coast road to Trabzon, a distance of no more than 120 miles. The scenery was pleasant but not spectacular, much the same as many other coast roads in European countries such a s Spain or Italy. The traffic was its usual horn tooting, waving, jostling self and the day was shaping up to be a generally relaxed affair. Arriving on the outskirts of Trabzon around 11:00am I noticed one particular vehicle that had been trailing me for a little distance moved up on the outside of Bridget. I looked over and the driver made it clear that he would like to stop and chat. Being as I had plenty of time on hand and we were on the edge of town I thought ‘why not’, so I let him overtake and a couple of hundred metres up the road we stopped. He jumped out of his vehicle and...
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Some Early, Some Late, Some Never

Some Early, Some Late, Some Never

I am in Trabzon on the coast of the Black Sea for two days. I got a surprise today when a package from England arrived a day early!! Well done UPS. The package contained amongst other things a cable needed to enable me to upload files from my camcorder. However, the Turkish Government in their infinite wisdom has banned all access to the YouTube website which we use to upload our videos. So I am afraid the potential Oscar winning films will have to wait a little longer, perhaps I will have learnt how to use the camcorder by then. I have at last succeeded in fixing another technical hitch and uploaded the Departure photo's. So we are getting there....
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Back on Track

Back on Track

Hello and good evening from Ankara. Yes, after a 400 mile dash we are back on course, but not for long! We will stay here for a day and then make our way up to the Black Sea. A few more photo's available, the first from people we have met on the journey. The album is called "As others see us" and today's are from Franz and Angelika Reither in Vienna. Bridget is well....
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Off Course

Off Course

Honestly there is nothing wrong with my navigation, they just keep moving places! I am currently about 400 miles off the published course. I decided whilst in Turkey to take a look at some of the historic sites and started by visiting Ephesus. I had thought of staying in Izmir for a couple of days then changed my mind and drove south. Glad I did as I have found charming little resort in a stunning location called Gokova, and I am staying here for the best part of three days....
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Departure Event

Departure Event

Well only a week to go and Bridget has just been put through a 400 mile test, passing with flying colours. We are going to have a 'waving off' ceremony next Sunday 22nd June 2008. It will be at 11:30am outside the Oxford Law Courts which, in a previous life, was the administration headquarters for MG. All are very welcome and I am hoping that one or two other MG's will come along and support us. When the start flag drops Bridget will lead any other willing classics away from Oxford and as far as Abingdon where we will depart on the first leg of the adventure. Alan will be manning mission control whilst we are away and is contactable on e-mail at mission.control@bridgetthemidget.co.uk and I will report back via the web-site as and when able. Thanks to all for their support and hopefully I will meet some of you along the way....
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