Monday, September 19, 2011

Norway, Kvinesdal

   Tonight I have Internet connection first time for the last month. My vessel arrived Norwegian port Kvinesdal with cargo of iron ore and I found live wi-fi here.
   Everything is routine and usual, so there are three pictures.

Sound straits:


Nykobing, Denmark:


Le Legue, France:


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bus, Train and Hitch-hiking to Siberia

I started my travel to Siberia at the bus station in Riga on 19th of July. I took overnight bus to Moscow, where I had to change to the train. It was delay at Latvian-Russian border but I had 4 hours time between scheduled bus arrival and train departure so I was quiet. Russian roads are even worse than Latvian and just about three hours and 180 kilometers before arrival Moscow our bus stopped and refused to go. It took two hours for our good drivers to replace broken part and we reached Russian capital city with three hours delay but still in time for me to catch my train to Siberia.
In the train I spent two nights and one day sleeping, reading and talking to my fellow passengers.
In the morning of 22nd of July I get off at the station of Ishim, small city in Tyumen region, walked to the road and raised my hand with thumb turned up.
It took two and half days, 4 cars, 2 trucks and 1600 km to hitch-hike to my native city Achinsk in Krasnoyarsk region.

Below are pictures of Achinsk and Chulym river.















Monday, June 20, 2011

Magic Place

I always expected that there is something mysterious in my house.



And I am still on my ship in Danish port Vejle waiting for discharging of stones from Norway

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

m/v Nordic Chantal - Baltic and North Seas

I am on my ship again since 1st of May. Everything is as usual - day and night watches, mooring-unmooring, loading-discharging and so on. Yesterday we arrived Danish port Aalborg and I got open wi-fi circuit here. So there are just few pictures:





Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

House in Juniper street

From the last summer I live in old wooden house in Kadiku (Juniper in Latvian) street. My flat is only 21 sq.meters, but I have everything necessary for my life - electricity, running water with electrical heater, bio-toilet and internet connection. And because of small room I got rid of all superfluous and overweight things.




Sunday, April 10, 2011

Road Montenegro - Serbia

From Kotor (Montenegro) to Belgrade (Serbia) we went by bus. It is long 11-hours trip, but road is beautiful.
On crossing the border Serbian immigration and customs officers paid us special attention to two. Only we among other passengers were taken from the bus and our backpacks were carefully checked. Just later we found the reason. On arrival Kosovo we got stamps in our passports. Now they were crossed by Serbs "Anulle". So we were involved into Balkan political duspute ))).
In Belgrade we did not stay long, got railway tickets to Sofia and had good sleep whole night.
In Sofia we met Cvetan and later same day arrived Riga.

Below are pictures on the road Kotor - Belgrade taken from the bus window..






Montenegro. Perast - Budva - Herceg Novi.

More pictures of Montenegro. It is fantastic country!

Perast:



Budva:




Herceg Novi: