Day 1 – Fri 1st Aug – getting to Mukhrino

Due to our very early arrival into Khanty-Mansiysk, we slept until midday and then had an excellent brunch of soup, bread and Russian style meat pastries quite close to our Bridie! We then travelled by minibus through Khanty-Mansiyk and across the Irtysh River, to a tributary where we awaited travel to Mukhrino Field Station by speedboat.

Paul on the boat
Paul on the boat

Due to our numbers and luggage this took a few trips but we were re-united in the afternoon at the field station. Mukhrino is about 30 km from the city but is a very isolated area with no vehicle roads in, so it is enough to make you feel completely away from everything. It is a beautiful wooden structure, with thick walls and large stoves in all the rooms – completely cosy and very spacious. As I was one of the later arrivals by speedboat, I did not explore my outdoor surroundings just yet. On the first night we had a dinner with ourselves and all the staff and then shared some single malt whisky!

Mukhrino Field Station
Mukhrino Field Station
This is where we got the boat from
This is where we got the boat from

 

 

Speedboat to Mukhrino
Speedboat to Mukhrino

 

 

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