Saturday, 18 May 2013

Day 21 - Turkmenbashi to Ashgabat

560 kilometres today across the deserts of western Turkmenistan. There is little to report. The roads are straight. The weather is hot (35C at times. The only things to look at are camels.

The day was not without incident though. The road was rough. Where there were no potholes there were ruts up to 3" deep made by trucks . When these ran out the surface had deformed into waves which crashed into the bike at regular intervals.

Inevitably there were casualties. One of Deefor's panniers worked open and precious kit was lost. Nothing critical, but annoying anyway.

We are now in Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan. It is impossible to describe this place but I'll try later.

1 comment:

  1. oh dear, loss of kit? You didn't have that much to start with...