Saturday, 20 October 2012
We thought we had plumbing problems. Driving back from Bodrum last night, we were confused by the sight of police cars which seemed to been heading off the main road up into the forest. A couple of seconds later it became obvious what they were up to. The main water pipe carrying drinking water to Bodrum had burst and gallons of water was pouring onto the main road. The very high central reservation had contained the water and turned our carriageway into a lake nearly half a meter deep. We were diverted onto the other side and couldn't see much in the dark, but the flood had obviously brought down a section of the rock face and several cars were buried under the debris. Thankfully, I learn from the Hurriyet newspaper, that these had been parked so no one was hurt. So glad we left Bodrum a little later than planned. The last time I drove a Golf into water above its bumper, it coughed and died for ever.