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Old 02-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #923
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Frigid February.........

February is usually the wettest and coldest month here on the Turkish Med. Temps half an hour away on the coast weirdly bounce between the high 20's and low teens depending on whether the sun makes an appearance. Half an hour North, over the mountains, the temp struggles to reach the low teens on the brightest days. Rain in the valley translates to snow on the high ground

Better pop off and see how much snow was dumped yesterday. Kitties didn't show much interest

It didn't take Paul long to regret not having repaired the hole in his bike seat. A wet behind and chilly temps don't make for the best traveling companions

At least the reservoir at Gombe was benefiting from the recent rains

The reservoir serves to irrigate the flatlands beyond Gombe up to Elmali, the main crop being apples. Elmali means "with apples". Gombe itself is a typical workaday Turkish town. A haven from the heat of the coast in summer but fairly drab and cold in winter

The road from Gombe to Elmali

One advantage of the cooler air is the lack of heat haze that exists in high summer, one can see for miles


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