06-Sep-2004 -- In September 2004 Cenci and I decided to visit 40N 40E in eastern Anatolia. We started by car in Hamburg and drove through the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia/Montenegro and Bulgaria. After a 3500 km ride we finally reached 40N 40E, but on our way we took the chance to visit some other DCPs in Turkey, too.
The first of them was 41N 34E. Our map showed that it lies in a riverbed just 1.5 km off the main road close to the town of Tosya. We parked the car at the bridge and followed the winding river upstream. In some places the vegetation on the banks was very dense, so we had to walk up to our knees in the water. What our map didn't show: the river passed about 60 m north of the point. Standing there in the water looking to the south there was a steep face impossible to climb.
We had to go back half the way until we found a small road that lead in the right direction. From here it was a wonderful stroll: traditional clay buildings were scattered in fertile orchards featuring apples, peaches, plums, pumpkins, and much more. 41N 34E was situated in one of them overlooking the valley. We tried to ask for permission but unfortunately nobody was home. Since there were no fences, we decided that it wouldn't do any harm to enter the garden. On the spot we poured the water out of our boots and celebrated by having a cigarette – after all this was the first DCP of our life!
Continued at 41N 35E.