As you may imagine, while we’ve been holed up at Tasucu port, we’ve been looking at all sorts of options for continuing our journey with the seven dogs who’ve travelled with us from North Cyprus.

We continue to be very well supported by the dogs’ owners, KAR, and Petical Vets in Mersin.

Our current plan depends on the government vet supporting the movement of the dogs through Turkey. The first step is for couriers J and MΒ to return to North Cyprus with the dogs on the ferry tonight, and then set out again for Tasucu in the next couple of days with the dogs and their owners. Once through customs at the port, the owners can hand their dogs over to us and we can continue on our way.

If the government vet is prepared to support us, then Petical Vets will also be able to assist us with fresh paperwork and other practicalities.

The dogs are being incredibly sweet and we feel like one big family. In between walks and snoozes we chat to them and feed them biscuits, and their tails wag and thump.

Reo gives us a big grin

Reo gives us a big grin

Cookie and Purdey are great mates

Cookie and Purdey are great mates

Jasper and Tink are very happy walking together

Jasper and Tink are very happy walking together

Tink jumps on Roxy as Jasper looks on

Tink jumps on Roxy as Jasper looks on

Brandy is very proud of the magnificent stick he's found!

Brandy is very proud of the magnificent stick he’s found!