Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
This was the view of Torom Khon the next day from an elevated picnic spot. Would be lovely in the summertime, but a bit chilly with the breeze and snow patches.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Two painted support poles are positioned either side of the stove.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
When we see a ger or a goat and camel herder we stop and ask for directions as we try to find the well we need to use as our marker point for the last leg. The conditions of the rough ground and washouts make our going very slow. Will we get there before nightfall?
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
My bed on the right. The room was cold and only had minimal heating available. I was so happy I decided to take my own pillow and a Yak wool wrap, which along with the clothes I slept in, kept me warm, plus the body heat from Bob and I sharing this single bed.
We left at first light because we still had another full day of travel before we got to our destination at Altan Nar. The sign advertises "Hot Water" and yes, there was hot water, but the bathroom was not heated and no one felt like undressing at -17 degrees C. Pity there was no toilet!
We had unloaded the vehicle, as everything inside it would freeze overnight.
The stars in the night sky were amazing and so many northern constellations were didn't know. Saying goodbye to a snowy Bayunlij.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Down Under Quilts magazine, on the right, that I brought from Australia for the local quilters. I write my Global Thread column for the magazine and this TV moment will be part of the story on Mongolia! I was very happy to have Boloroo with me. The presenters asked questions in English then translated my replies. It was a super experience.