The bed in the chalet proved comfortable after I corrected the first collapse 🙂 Svetlana & helpers prepared a good breakfast
We set of a good pace for the first 20km on the usual variety of road surfaces from smooth tarmac to completey rutted & potholes plus it was reasonably busy with trucks until the turn off.
In Myshkin we went on a conducted tour around the old mill apparently the symbol of the town is a mouse so the tour became a bit like Disneyland. After the mill it was the church busily being reconstructed after its communist owners forced it into disrepair. Then onto the towns speciality -.a felt museum with details of how to make felt shoes etc must confess I fell asleep once we moved downstairs to the flax museum 🙁
Afterwards I climbed the bell tower for incredible views of The Volga and great to see a gigantic bell at close quarters.
After a drink we took the ferry across the Volga and then a quick 10km ride to our chalets ride on the edge of the river, so after a swim in the river & sauna it was time for our pickled tomatoes, gherkins smoked monkfish and vodka shots before dinner, very pleasurable indeed 🙂
The weather in the evening was quite stunning with the sunset over The Volga! Now of cause everyone is watching England in the worldcup semi finals…
The Strava shows
SOUNDS very interesting , how the other world lives.
Yep all very interesting and just like in the west.
Steady riding for you at least you are seeing a few local sites. When will you get photos up? Is it poor WiFi or too many using it.
Internet is a nightmare especially when 22 folks hit it in one go 🙁 also the auto uploader isn’t working 🙁 also I’ve only bought an android tablet so I’m struggling with that too plus it’s anti social not to stay in group 🙂
Thought that would be the case. Enjoy the company!