After the little river incident (the Wet Place…) from the previous episode I checked the engine oil the following morning at the hotel. Well above max and that lovely milky colour we all dread. We managed to cobble together 2 ½ litres of oil and I was carrying a spare oil filter. I debated asking the hotel reception whether I was allowed to do an oil change at the hotel. As I wouldn’t necessarily like the answer, I did it anyway without asking! There was an old kettle around the back and I hid behind the laundry room.
Overnight I dried stuff including gaffer taping my gloves to the spotlight in the bathroom, narrowly avoiding burning the hotel down.
Some video footage filmed and edited by Moritz that give you a flavour of what we encountered.
Wild Mongolia - YouTube
Funny camels at 2min... The post at 2.45 mins isn't a fencepost. We stuck it there to guide us after recceing the best place to cross the stream/terrain.
The (S)Hite beer mentioned in the previous episode.
Tracklog from Mapsource after spending a fun day trying to rejoin the Northern route from the Middle route because the Reiseknow paper map said there was one. We couldn't find it. All tracks lead to sheer drop-offs or dead ends.
What a view!
Lake Khyargas in the distance
No way through!
A moment of contemplation?
I got the impression this was a knocking shop... The only building for 10s of miles around
Easy does it. Don't spill any!
A bike without a front wheel (nor forks) is only half a bike
Funny local man who even spoke a few words of German
Another great campsite, although (yet another) storm blew up over night. My Vango tent held firm
Ernie catching some rays
Mongolians do like their horses