On the eve of our departure for points north over the next four days,
I wanted to remind all those following our blog that posts may not
appear daily during our expedition. Our ability to upload messages
depends on cellular reception, and the area around the center of the
lake -- Ol'khon Island, Chivyrkuiskii Bay, Bukhta Zmeinaia, Ushkan'i
Islands -- is not yet entirely covered by the regional cellular
network. Please don't worry if a day or two passes with no posts! We
have satellite phones for emergencies, though we can't blog with them.
We'll continue to save our messages and photos during the trip and
send them to the blog as soon as cellular coverage is back. Thanks!