Anyway, on the positive side, we met some more lovely blokes at a petrol station today. Cant remember where it was but they made us Chai and we chatted -sort of - in a bus which now serves as their office.
Had a nice lunch stop in a town somewhere on the coast - again can't remember where but people kept coming up and chatting to us, welcoming us to Turkey and looking at us. Also lots of people tooting their horns and waving at us, and several weddings.
Staying at a place called Arsin, about 20 kms east of Trabzon, and having stopped here, we now know why it was so named. A bit like Mitcham on the Black Sea, where everybody is married to their sister or their dog or both. But the hotel is Ok, although bizarrely they only speak French. So it was my turn to do the talking tonight. Funny as I'd tuned my ears into German although I cant speak much of it.