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[FJ55] Deep sand at the northern arctic circle....the wonders of Russia....:))



For those who consider a normal Scandinavian Nord-Cape tour a bit 
mild....:))
Or when the regular overland entry to St. Petersburg gets 
boring....;))

http://www.lkw-allrad.de/forum-I/index.php?showtopic=3030

Baffling: deep sand tracks even into the center of the town, only 
accessible by 4x4....and remember, this is close to the arctic 
circle!

(this is on the Kola-peninsula, utmost north-western part of Russia, 
bordering Finland, near Murmansk....in summer, that is....:))
(actually, recent media reports claim that Gorbatsjev considered 
selling Karelia back to Finland (conquered/occupied/handed-over to 
Russia after WWII)


But wait, there is more of this style of travelling on Russian 
'roads', same region (Mezen, Archangelsk Oblast)....:))

http://www.4x4typ.ru/board/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=topn

Acute attack of travel-fever:

http://www.4x4typ.ru/board/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-27557

And behind that picture tons more travel-feverish images:

http://www.4x4typ.ru/board/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=633

Lovely wooden church, 1709:

http://www.4x4typ.ru/board/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=633&page=19

A fascinating timewarp indeed....note the wooden sidewalk....:))

http://www.uwp.no/bilder_bildene/Places_Village_2.asp


Ah, here the map of their journey:

http://www.4x4typ.ru/board/gallery/displayimage.php?album=633&pos=372
(SEVER-2006: Moscow-Komi-Lewukon6e-Mezen'-Pinega- Moscow; about 
4000km total, according to one of the a previous pictures)


Willem 
(there ought to be a law against this kind of travel-pornographic 
stuff....;)) 
Jan

--                 
Bye,

Willem-Jan Markerink

      The desire to understand 
is sometimes far less intelligent than
     the inability to understand

<w.j.markerink@xxxxx>
[note: 'a-one' & 'en-el'!]

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