in yukhust far northern siberia the latitude here is 62 degrees it gets to minus 50 in the winter buts its much warmer than i thought now im just wearing a tshirt today ,,,there is no night here just a twilight that starts about 1am and the sun is back at 5am not that you see much sun its mostly gray.
Rode the 1000kms[all dirt] to here from Tinda in 2 days was too long and hard will go back in 3 days ,,had rain mud dust shocking road with holes in it everywhere then gravel you could ride 100km per hour on but it was mostly bad pretty hard riding actually.Mikes bmw had a coolant leak from a hose that we fixed here mine lost a couple of bolts that we replaced but all ok.
After crossing the river to get here 2kms wide took 1 hour was about 10pm we got picked up by the local bike club Nord Brotherhood fabulous guys cant do enough for us we are staying with alexander in his mums house and he has shown us the city and going to the Perma Frost museum today.Dranks lots of vodka last nite so a bit seedy today the boys hang out ever nite together its fantastic have made us very welcome ,,more new freinds
They said when Charley Boorman and Ewen came here on the Long Way Round they were so tired they were on a truck with their bikes,,what pussies the 2 old blokes rode it in 2 days ,,,the road to Magadan road of bones starts here but not going there we have to ride back to tinda 1000ks dirt again then we head to Chita
The people here are Yakut very eskimo looking but are lovely people dont see travellers much,,,as we ride into town cars drive beside us honking theirs horns etc we have been interviews from the paper and apparently were on tv somewhere
Bought a Yakut doll for Annabelle hope it travels ok and a Mammoth tusk thing for my lizzy miss you all but i,m fit and well having fun and making lots of new freinds if they all come to oz we will be busy love to all and thanks for the messages you send me sorry about the phots i,m using the libary ones from this website