We drove the 100 miles from Samsun to Sinop today. The distance on the road map is deceptive. about one half of the distance is in serious mountain territory. The drive took three hours each way. We had a 6:15 p.m. flight from Samsun to Istanbul, so our time was limited. The drive was educational and helped us to understand some things we had only read about before.
I don’t have the time to explain the reasons for going to this town, except to say that it is in the region of the ancient Roman province of Pontus (1 Peter 1:1).
Later I hope to show you some photos and explain the importance of the town to the study of Peter’s epistles.
Homeward bound tomorrow after a great (nearly) four weeks in Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus.