We left Bodrum early in the morning and headed for Istanbul, planning to do the six-hour drive to Bandirma, and then crossing over to Istanbul by the one and only evening car-ferry.
When we reached the Bandirma ferry point at 6pm, an Ido Ferries staff told us, "Sorry, 6.30pm ferry to Istanbul is canceled. Ship not working. We refund your money now."
And just like that, a two-hour ferry ride turned into a four-hour drive around the Sea of Marmara.
Ah well. I shall think about the lovely sea we enjoyed in Bodrum as we drive the extra 300 plus kilometres.