When we woke up this morning we realized the water was way to deep to dive for my plate, so I just wrote it off and apologized to the captain, who seemed to have a good laugh over the whole thing, probably because he was 50 lire richer.
The only real plan for today was to get off the cruise ship, find an internet café to play blog catch-up at and see about getting an overnight bus to Istanbul. Our boat let us off in Fethyie around 10:30 am and we set out to find a internet connection for what I knew would be about 4 hours of work. I found a nice, cheap, gamers café where I went to work and Jasper and Akbar checked their emails and headed out to have a look around this little port town while I continued working and watched their bags.
They finally made it back around 2:30pm and I was just about ready to go so I wrapped things up and headed with them down to the waterfront, near the bus station where an overnight to Istanbul was supposed to leave. We had a couple of beers and around 5pm we made our way to the bus station to buy our tickets on the 12 hour, 7pm ride. When we arrived we found out it didn’t leave until 9pm, so we bought our tickets and headed back to the waterfront for another round of beers and then found a place for dinner of lamb kebabs.
I made a few phone calls to my sister, mother, and friend Ed, then got on the bus (fortunately not the Kamil Koc bus) that left precisely at 9 pm. Akbar, being a Dr. in general medicine, carries around an assortment of pill for various ailments and gave me a few pills to help me sleep on the bus. Within six minutes of the bus departing I was out like a rock.
As I said, today was rather uneventful.