Bicaz Gorge, Red Lake, and Onions

Trip Start Aug 19, 2007
Trip End Sep 10, 2007

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Thursday, September 6, 2007

We drove along a twisting, climbing road until we reached a spot where the narrow road runs directly beneath the overhanging rocks. The tour books call this the "neck of hell." Andrei parked the car and we walked along this most spectacular stretch of road. We noticed lawsuits-waiting-to happen where guard rails vanished and there was nothing between the edge of the road and a long drop to a rushing river. Lots of hikers and bikers, too. And, of course, there were dozens of stalls set up right there in the midst of all this beauuty waiting to sell you their souvenirs. And, of course, we bought some.

The Red Lake (Lacu Rosu) was nice but not spectacular. We saw all of the dead tree stumps that jut out of the water. A landslide occured in 1838, flooding the valley, and damming the Bicaz River, but there are a lot of myths surrounding the lake and the weird trees. We had a nice lunch at a outdoor restaurant. We wimped out because of the cold weather and rain and ate upstairs in a pleasant room - with carved wood, naturally.

I think the onion pictures come here in this part of the drive although I'm confused where we actually saw these wonderful displays.
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