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Alex and Christina's honey moon
Russia - Siberia - The Altay
24th August 2004 to 12th September 2004


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Day 6: Rebecca was feeling better so she decided to try to accompany everyone on the hike to the system of Poperechnye Lakes. As the going became increasingly difficult and our progress slowed we decided that it would be better for her to rest her knee a bit more before trying such a difficult hike, so she and Mummy returned to the campsite while everyone else went with Tatiana to see the turquoise water and rocky shore line of the beautiful lake system. We had to climb up the rocks beside a waterfall and cross huge scree slopes, picking our way carefully over the rocks and boulders. The path went through bogs, over tree roots and was frequently very steep.


Near the first of the Poperechnye Lakes on 30/08/04


It rained on us as we were finishing our meal and we had to dash for cover. It abated long enough for the adults to give the vodka a good cuffing. Alex, Christina and the girls went to bed early, but for Mummy, Daddy, Alexei and Tatiana, the fire provided a good focal point until the rain came back and they called it a night. We were a bit warmer over night. The secret was not to wear so much clothing and leave the insulation up to the sleeping bag.

The tents were well used, the zips were broken and they leaked a little around where the guy ropes were connected to the fly sheet on the poles. We slept with our waterproof coats over our feet.


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