Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Traversing the Sacred Sea

Today marked the first day of our five day expedition up the lake. We
will be spending the next few days sleeping, eating, and generally
making merry on two cutters boats, the Kozhov and the Vershina. Our
first and only stop today was at Bukhta Peschanaia (Sandy Cove). It
was a beautiful sandy beach with crystal blue water that was
supposedly warmer than the water at Bol'shie Koty. We can now confirm
that the water is still too cold, but we nonetheless dove off the back
of the ships into the bay. We even attempted an underwater group shot,
but the results were less than satisfactory. The photo above is the
above-water rehearsal...
We spent the afternoon heading for Ol'khon Island, the largest island
on the lake and a place of spiritual significance to many native
Siberians. We hope to arrive at the island by midnight. We're sending
this off now because we won't have cell reception again for another
six hours, and by then we'll be in the sack.
(Ashley wants to wish Kristen a happy birthday from Siberia. Laura
wants to assure her mother that she knows that she knows nothing about
Ashley and Laura

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