At Famagusta port we checked in, claimed our tickets for the ferry, and went through passport control. It was all going swimmingly until we got to customs.

The log book for Janet’s car is in joint names with her husband, who isn’t travelling on this trip. Customs’ view was that Janet could be taking the car out of North Cyprus without his permission.

So thinking quickly on our feet, we reconvened our party and are now all travelling in just two vehicles: Diana’s car and the Animalcouriers van.

Our ferry to Mersin awaits

Our ferry to Mersin awaits

Queueing for our tickets

Queueing for our tickets

Diana has to account for having an extra passenger

Diana has to account for having an extra passenger

Settling down for a breezy ride

Settling down for a breezy ride

Courier M poured everyone a glass of wine to get us in the mood

Courier M poured everyone a glass of wine to get us in the mood

Cheers! says Jane…

Cheers! says Jane…

…and Janet

…and Janet