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Old 09-11-2010, 02:26 PM   #16
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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.
Hi - 'Impossible' is not a word I easily accept!

I know of Border Zone permissions - having met the problem in the Tuva Republic last year
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519357

As you see, we eventually got the permission and talked our way out of not having it when leaving Altai Republic (there was more to this story than in the thread but we preferd not to cause possible problems for the people involved).

It's how you handle people that makes things happen!

Happily I see from your latest post that it could be obtainable for foreigners in Murmansk.

Thanks for the offer of help.
Maybe we should meet in MOS anyway.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:31 AM   #17
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Than we rode East. The territory near the lighthouse is like a garbage can, but instead of an usual garbage there are some rusty vehicles.





The abandoned city Skarbeevka:



I have surreal fellings inside of this place.



And there is the geocaching site, on the second floor of this building. We had found it.



We wanted to stay for the rest in Skarbeevka, there was the almost untouched house. But there was a pair of guys with a gasoline angle grinder - they picked up steel from buildings. So we thought about the fact, that frames of our bikes also made from steel pipes, and we prefered to go further

Our camp. See mosqitoes around me. Extremely evil ones - maybe it`s because of absence of meal - only some polar deers



Like this one:



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I have the bath in this waterfall. It is extremely invigorating



There was the tundra summer.



A lot of flowers.



The vertebra of a whale. The boot is for the scale.





A mushroom and some plastic ball from a fishermans` net:



There are very beautiful landscapes in sunny days (and nights).







There are some pieces of snow even in July.





Polar night. It`s about 2 AM:


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Old 09-13-2010, 12:16 AM   #18
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An abandoned military base. The inscription means "It`s 100 days to the demobilization."


Digging out Tenere:





Tenere is very heavy for rides like that.



A piece of a track and a newspaper "Polyanraya (Polar)".



A liittle supper.







An another monument:



We left Rybachiy and stopped for the rest. We fired polar birch braches to dry our apparel. Than we slept about 17 hours.


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Old 09-13-2010, 12:35 AM   #19
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Than we headed for Two Brosers rock. But there was the deep river without a ford, but with the bridge without a couple of logs.







Two Brosers. As the Saami (the local Finnish people in the past) legend tells, it`s two sorcerers that were enchanted by their enemy.





Than we met two guys from Moscow on their Yamaha Grizzlies.



They have some vodka, and there was about a hundred kilometers to the nearest road police officer



Then we explored an abandoned artillery site together.



Some mechanisms are covered with grease still.




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Old 09-13-2010, 12:42 AM   #20
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:04 AM   #21
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:17 AM   #22
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:30 AM   #23
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We met the group of schoolboys from Kandalaksha city. They tend monuments in the tundra - wash it, renew inscriptions, and etc...



The inscription says: "Traveller, stop! Worship to the grave of warriors of 113 squadron of the North Fleet. Eternal memory to men perished in the course of battles for the fatherland."




It is the barrel of the gun, that has been removed from the battle ship and has been set on the ground to fire. 38 stars on the barrel means that 38 German ships were destroyed by shots from this gun.


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Old 09-13-2010, 01:52 AM   #24
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Crossing a little river.





The village of fishermen. They catch salmons and Kamchatkan crabs. Crabs were bringed from Kamchatka in 1960, and now there are a lot of crabs.



The fisherman itself. It`s a fragment of a whale`s scull on the first foreground.


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That man is the keeper of the small museum of defense of Rybachiy and Sredniy peninsulas also.






We have bought one salmon and one crab (it`s huge). Another fords:





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Crazy Russians!
Really cool trip, you fellows! And I see a familiar face Tani TNK, the heroic girl!
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:13 AM   #27
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Привет землякам!

Yep, Tanya is cool
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Than the air temperature came down to +4* Celsius, and our apparel was wet. So we activate the vodka power and set up our tents



Ingridients for the breakfast:




Sredniy peninsula`s landscapes:







We got out to asfalt.



Our biological clocks made mistakes, so we slept at "day" and rode at "night" - it was a daylight every time because of the polar day. We passed through Murmansk - our friends had slept.







We needed to move to the normal regimen. We took a counsel between us and prefer to go further instead of to get more sleep. It was the mistake.

I had slept when I rode. I had awoke, when my bike hit a large stone on the side of the road.





The front wheel were damaged.




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Old 09-15-2010, 05:54 AM   #29
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We changed the tube, but the tyre itself had the hole. So we went to Polar Circle to pick up my old tyre.

That was the day of meetings.

Three Swiss guys on DR650s:



Jeff from Taiwan with his wife:










Jeff don`t speak Russian, so he have the glossary. The glossary`s volume is one sheet of A4 paper:





And guys from Czech:




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Old 09-15-2010, 06:22 AM   #30
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We had met our friend Anton from Moscow with his Ural near Kondopoga in Karelia.





Than we arrived Petrozavodsk city and stayed in the garage of our friends.





The embankment of Onezhskoye lake:



Ivan whispers something to the local wishmaker



Than we bought tickets to the boat to Kizhy island.



Kizhy is famous with it`s wooden churches.





The traditional Russian house. It`s the place to work in winter times at the left - "seni" in Russian:



Another house. As the Russian prowerb says, the house without a balcony is like a man without a beard



Local history reenactors at the work:


















Baniya - the bathhouse - it was the place to born children also:



The fence to prevent crops from cattles:



The windmill. It stays on one stone for easily turning:








And this is the Karelian (not Russian) house:



There were musicians with traditional Karelian music instruments inside:





Petrozavodsk were laid by Peter the Great. The monument about this:



Than we said goodbye to our local friends and finaly rode back to the Moscow city.




The end.

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