Archive for September, 2010

Vladivostok here we come

It’s an early start we stagger ourselves by being ready to roll by 7.30am it’s only when sychronise watches we realise we have all lost an hour again. We agree on a point to meet just on the outskirts of Vladivostok so we can be independent with fuel, lunch stops etc. It’s not long before […]

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Travelling together

We follow Scott until about 6pm as we seem to travel about the same speed but then we peel off to look for camping. I find a cracking little spot just off the road unfortunately the mosquites like it too and after yesterdays bitefest we decide to keep going. This seems later to have been […]

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Leaving Camp

We leave our woodland camp. Luckily it was a great place to be stuck for a few days but it’s definately time to move on. Kev wants to pop in on the welder on the way past as he was curious about the bike. It is a small mileage day due to our late start […]

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Quick update

Hi Folks Just to let you all know we are currently in a hostel in Vladivostok having watched them wheel the bike away into customs ready for our ferry to Japan. If all goes well we sail 19th September. We met a couple here just arrived from Japan and they said their mobile phones didnt […]

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Dejavu

I am woken in the wee small hours by something walking over my chest, with my hand inside the sleeping bag I punch the air violently ‘Kev’ there’s a mouse in the tent. A muffled half asleep voice ‘are you sure?’. I’m wide awake now shining the head torch ‘I’m sure’ I see not only […]

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Seperated

Kev’s dayI start walking glancing over my shoulder now and again to see if I can see a vehicle coming on the long straight road. We are in Siberia now and although this is the major artery across Russia there is very little traffic which makes hitch hiking difficult. Sometimes I walk for 15 minutes […]

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Woodland camp

We find a cracking little spot in silver birch and pine woods just off the main road on a side road. The midges are bad but we pitch camp and light a fire to cook burgers for lunch, this keeps them at bay. We wander down the track it has evidence of camping before but […]

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Mogocha the Town

The petrol station is slightly out of town, a walled compound with a large tank in the centre and a booth on one wall. We pull in and I go to pay, two cars pull in from each entrance and surround the bike the occupants all pile out wearing camouflage gear, loud voices and lots […]

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Leaving Chita

The only way to find camping tonight is to turn off the main road this we do and are on our fourth stop to investigate a potentual site when the only car for hours stops (a uaz jeep) four mean looking hunters step out, usual questions asked but of course when we say we’re heading […]

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Chita

We split up Kev goes off in search of a phone card as megafon seems to be the best network coverage here, I am in charge of crowd control which ebbs and flows. One couple returned with a key ring showing his home village a present he said. One lad returned when Kev had come […]

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