And where exactly is that, you may well ask – well, from Istanbul it takes 5 ½ hours to drive down. You cross the Dardanelles to Çanakkale and then down past Troy. This is a great area to visit if you like history but it is also very scenic. And then our village: Assos which dates back to the 4th Century BC and was beloved by Aristotle and St Paul. It has a spectacular position right opposite the Greek island of Lesbos sometimes known as Midilli.
|this was yesterday at 7.30pm from the bottom of our garden|
|below, you can see the ancient necropolis|
Anyway I drove down on Monday and the journey was fine if a bit long. That last bit always drags.
|the lavender in the garden has grown absolutely huge|
|this is the apricot tree that we successfully grafted onto an almond tree|
|milking time this evening|
|Hatice with 25 litres of fresh milk from two of those cows in her village of Paşaköy at 8pm tonight|