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... here, and so underneath there are flowers, mostly orange, but also blue, white, pink. Industry. A massive area with piles and piles of logs, ie tree trunks cut into identical lengths. More huge piles of fresh planks. Mixed woodland, spruce and silver birch, again less dense, with some patches of flowers in between and baby Christmas trees growing in clearings. A town, still mostly wooden buildings. But here there is evidence ...
... and featured seals and fish from the lake. There was also a simulator of a submarine dive down into the lake, but that wasn't quite so interesting.
Neville saw a man getting water from a well and asked if we could get some too. So he had the novelty of filling Tilly's tanks with water from a well. He has a 12v pump that can pump the water in from a container if there is no tap or tap fitting.
... to local transport! but we were glad of tyhe lift, the bed and to sleep in a real bed for a change.
... sleeping and then angrily pointing at the culprit - Wills.
So what is it like to spend 4 days on a Russian train? Generally it has been better than we expected. Before I get too complacent about this, I need to remember that we need to get back on 2 more trains and the one we have been on (the Rossiya) is meant to be the best of the lot. The carriage was clean and fairly comfortable and we had films and TV programmes downloaded so I didn't get bored like ...
... noodles with added cheese, maybe a cup of tea), repeat previous activities, go to bed. This routine is broken up by longer trains stops where we put on our layers and going out in the the platform for some fresh air, exercise (well as much exercise as one can get walking along a platform, sometimes we do a few star jumps just in get the heart rate up), and to look at little kiosks on the platform that sell food and drinks, every now and then we top up our supplies with ...