Glenn's Blog Thursday 6 June 2019
Very bright sunny day—hot no wind.
Patrick and Charlotte left at 7:00am to try and beat the rising temperature. Received a phone call at 7:20am—Patrick has had his 5th puncture, this time a nail had gone into the tyre. I will now swop over to the Track bike as the Orro bike is just not up to these road conditions.
The roads are so bad that I am concerned not only for Dora’s ability to cope, but also, as we have to take care that we do not damage her, we are only able to travel at about 15 miles per hour—and that’s with her shaking and bouncing along the track. If these are the road conditions we will have to encounter from now on, we will have to revise our plans, as we could never make it in the 90 days that we have got to go through Russia.
I have asked Alex to try and find the Russian version for our AA breakdown cover but he has no idea. I spoke to Control Risks and I had the same response. So if anybody out there can find an emergency breakdown service, then please let me know.
Patrick and Charlotte stated that they saw two moose—but they were unable to take a picture!
When we were looking for our hotel tonight, we were driving around and around in Lyubin, when all of a sudden a police car stopped us! After Alex explained what we wanted and what we were up to, they gave us a police escort to our hotel! They were extremely helpful and friendly, they even let us take a picture of them with Grizzles.
Tonight Charlotte is cooking pizza in Dora for us, so we all went off to the river where she cooked it by the river side, we ate our food outside in the sun, with the locals swimming in the river, who were soon joined by Charlotte and Alex. The local children came up to us fascinated by Dora and the bikes on the bike rack.