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... 6 inch deep canyons running along glassy smooth surfaces. Where the plates have collided, sheets of ice form sharp miniature mountain ranges. In some places, the lake seems to have solidified so quickly that small waves are frozen on the surface and at the shore the power of shifting plates buckles the ice and resembles a swell that has frozen instantaneously. You half expect to see a polar bear ambling across it to the ...
... as I got there and left as soon as I had paid my ticket and got on board.
Enjoyed the journey but was very surprised to see the landscape suddenly change from dense green forests to a dusty, rolling, grassless hills occasionly passing through beautifully bright yellow and orange groups of trees. The bus had to wait a little while at a pier (which uncannily most resembled to me Puerto Madryn, on the other side of the world in dusty South East Argentina).
Hadn't worked ...
... sleeping bags to keep warm. They also had to run the air con to defog the windows. One cars air con had stopped working so they had the additional joy of constantly wiping the windscreen to be able to see the road. Once the road started to get rough I saw a side road which looked muddy but interesting that could be traversed just as fast. I dropped down onto this and spent the next couple of km slipping and sliding around while keeping up ...
... to be alarmingly popular in Russia! To which the only option we had was to feign gratitude and joy at the playlist towards this obliging Babushka! Highlight: The journey to, and arrival at, Lake Baikal where we discovered we were staying in a beautiful wooden guest house within view of the lake, with tree covered cliffs in the background. Here, with some help from our Russian owners and their limited English we discussed our activity options. We settled for a long walk by the ...
... here, this is their wettest month of the year. On arrival, our host fed us a bowl of tasty fish and potato soup which is a traditional dish here. We are going to have a rest that will hopefully be restorative to our ears and the rest of us too until dinner commences at nine o'clock.
After a sound sleep in this quiet village it was back to eating. Our hosts fortified us with a hardy breakfast of porridge and blini and we were off to ...