Friday, July 21, 2006


We have to see Baikal Lake, so we leave for this little town only 70km away. The temperature drops dramatically when we approach the lake (and the river Angara), and the weather is very cloudy. In town we find a nice B&B run by Irina, with Sauna and pool... we'll stay 2 days here, servicing the bikes (between 2 rain showers). We would like to go to Olkhon Island, but we figured it would be disappointing with this kind of weather, so we decide instead to leave for Ulan-Ude.

I guess when the hot and humid air comes in contact with the very cold Baikal waters, it builds clouds and often rain. We sleep in a kind of summer camp resort near Baikal, pitch our tent on the beach while dozens of people come by, sit on the beach and make a fire to drink beer.


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