Hello this is Felicity and I'm talking to you from the Land Rover on the satellite phone and we're sat on the edge of Lake Baikal looking out over the waters and the sun's setting and I can see that the waves and the wind are bringing a lot of ___ ice from the lake up against the shore. So it's all piled up in these big heaps on what is usually a lovely sandy beach. So it's a really spectacular view point and it's the marks a huge landmark for us cos Lake Baikal is that long thin lake that you can see to the east of Siberia. So it really is a huge landmark and for us it was a big milestone to reach the the southern tip tip of Lake Baikal because this is where we stop heading south and start swinging round to head up north on our final stretch towards the ___ up in the north of of ___. And it's funny for me because I was here back in 2008 in March 2000 and
Hi this is Felicity and today we're in a really remote part of Tuva right on the border and in a really heavily forested place we're in a little sort of log hut and I and I'm finding it really hard to get any signal at all even on the satellite phone because the trees are so thick here that I can't really see the sky very well. But I am going to try and ___ out today we drove right the way pretty much the length of drivable Tuva and it was absolutely mind blowing it was really quite special it got very very cold here. We're still now it's sort of minus 15 something like that. There's lots of snow around and all day we've just been driving sort of along a bottom of this corridor of mountains on either side and at one point we were less than 100 kilometres from the Mongolian border and so it really got the scenery looked very much ___.