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Donogh 09-09-2010 12:31 AM

From Moscow to Rybachiy peninsula
 
We had done this trip a few years ago, but I thought it will be interesting to read about another russian RR... Sorry for my not perfect English in advance.

We had three weeks of vacation. We went on three motorcycles from Moscow, Russia. Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere, Yamaha TT250Raid and Honda 250 Degree.

As usual, it was a lot of problems before the departure, so we did not get enough sleep.

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From left to right: Tanya and her Degree, Ivan with Tenere, some local girl, me and Pavel on his Kawasaki VN400. Pavel planned to go with us, but he could not to go with us. Tanya is one of crazy russian bike girls, she came from Krasnodar to Moscow on her 250 cc bike.

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Near a local tyre service. I have pierced my rear tube.


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Near Rostov Velikiy stella:

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On Rostov`s monastery wall.

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We arrived Yaroslavl city. It`s the oil plant as the background. Take a look at the Russian motorcycle licence plate - it have the same size as plates for tractors.

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The village Bukhalovo. It means "Drinking of alcoholic beverages" in English. As you can see, some Russians (may be hunters?) first drink, than shoot at road signs.

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Some Russians have the business of trading mushrooms or raspberries at a side of a road.

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We arrived Vologda city. Inside Wild Winds MC clubhouse:

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Our camp in a morning:

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It was rainy.

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The Kuk`s spring. The water looks like boiling. There was the tradition in ancient times to dip a newborn baby into this spring. If the water stops "boiling", than a child will be dead soon.

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Than we met a couple of guys from Saint-Petersburg, they had going to Vologda on their IZH motorcycle.

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At the gas station near Onezhskoye lake:

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Anoter that day`s meeting - a couple of guys from St. Petersbourg on two BMW F650GS:

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Some abandoned wooden buildings near Poshekhonye - Vologda region`s district center.

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We arrived Karelia republic, one of Russian regions. In the past, Karelya was the part of the Finland, as I know.

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Klay 09-09-2010 12:41 AM

Fascinating ruins!


What is "Rybachiy?" Near Kaliningrad?

Donogh 09-09-2010 01:00 AM

There was a new to me weather phenomenon in Karelia - it was sunny, and there was some small raindrops at the same time. It was because of the high air humidity - there are a lot of lakes in Karelia.

There are wooden roadsigns at the side of the road sometimes also:


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And there was a lot of wild strawberry at the roadside.

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A common russian country road:

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The church near the beginning of the White sea-Baltic sea channel. It`s restricted to photograph the channel itself, unfortunately...

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We have rode that day till late, so we just turned from the main road and set our tents.

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Waiting for Taniya. Why girls are so slowly usually?

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Somewhere at the road to Murmansk:

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Getting speed tickets.

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Just some water at the roadside.

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The stella near Arctic circle. It is about 10 kilometers from actually Arctic circle, as I heard.

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Donogh 09-09-2010 01:02 AM

Klay, no. It`s the northest part of Kolya peninsula, the most northest point of European continental Russia.

Klay 09-09-2010 01:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Donogh
Klay, no. It`s the northest part of Kolya peninsula, the most northest point of European continental Russia.


:thumb

Donogh 09-09-2010 01:25 AM

We wanted to stop just near that place, on the shore of some lake. But heavily loaded Tenere jammed into the swamp.

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Some tyre changing:

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The lake:

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Monchegorsk - the most polluted place on Kolya peninsula. It`s some trees and grass there now, in the past there was only the naked ground.

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Our friend Alexander met us in Murmansk.

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Donogh 09-10-2010 08:40 AM

Bikers in Murmansk city is able to ride only about two or three months every year.

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Near Murmansk nautical school.

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Some local riders:

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Murmansk city`s landscape.

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Pretty trails lead up to the monument of a WWII soldier.

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His name is "Alyosha" (Alex). The same one plased in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Than our local friends conducted us to the waterfall in Abram-Nos.

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The farewell photo.

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We have left Murmansk. There was a lot of polar grouses, they darted from the front wheel sometimes.

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The monument of warriors of Polar Division of Red Army.

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Copies of soldiers` dying letters.

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A tarmac has ended. We entered Sredniy peninsula, the only way to Rybachiy.

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We have stayed for the night near the place, where were printed the soviet most northern newspaper "Severomorets".


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It`s the abandoned city on the other shore of the bay, on Rybachiy.

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The road to Rybachiy:

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Leaving the camp.

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A water crossing.

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There was a lot of creeks that cross the road, or just some large puddles.

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An abandoned Russian military base:

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We have found the camouflage net.

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On the shore:

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The view from the inside of some military defence construction:

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There was a lot of very evil mosquitoes. It was almost impossible to stop - they started to sting.

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The polar night.

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Some military base:

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Than we have reached Nemetskiy cap. It`s just slightly south than Nordcape.

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The most nothern point of continental Russia in the European part. We have done this.

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Cheers!

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Klay 09-10-2010 09:12 AM

Amazing!

GB 09-10-2010 09:18 AM

What an awesome adventure! Thanks for taking us along, and explaining things to us! We're fascinated by what Russia has to offer adventure riders. :thumb

Donogh 09-10-2010 09:57 AM

Klay, Gadget Boy, thanks!

Tony P 09-10-2010 11:51 PM

Good stuff, Donogh.
Thanks for the report and great pictures.
This is not a part of Russia I have ridden - YET! But I will soon.

Donogh 09-11-2010 02:24 AM

Tony P, thanks, man. Unfortunately, it `s impossible - the territory nothern, than Titovka border control point is forbidden to enter for foreigners. And even Russian guys need to take the permission in border control office. We done that in Murmansk.

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achesley 09-11-2010 04:03 AM

Very great pictures and report. Thanks for the work and time to share this area with us. Just Amazing. :clap :clap :clap

Donogh 09-11-2010 12:18 PM

achesley, :freaky

Tony P, good news! I spoke with my friends, and they said, that now the permissions for Russians canselled. And it`s even possible to enter the area for the foreigners now. If you need this information, I may call to the border control department in Murmansk and ask they for details, just let me know.

GreeKKTiNoS 09-11-2010 12:55 PM

:eek1


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