2010-07-19 -- Magadan to Anadyr

Up early, before breakfast even. The plan was to catch a ride to the ferry, then to the airport, where we had an appointment with customs and immigration to get out early.

But that didn't work. Breakfast was slow, and our ride to the ferry never materialized. So we missed the ferry, and had to come up with plan two.

Plan two turned out to be a single-vehicle landing craft. Somehow, with us speaking не русский and our prospective boat Captain speaking no English (and wary of taking passengers), we managed to convey our desire (flashing money, pointing to us, and pointing to 'over there') and got across. It was a hoot.

After that, we missed our appointment, and had to wait for four hours (or so) for them to come back. Then, a long(ish) fligh to Alaska, customs, immigration, hotel, and bar food because it is now somewhere around 1am with time zone changes.


Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
Leaving Anadyr, finally.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
This is Al, our leader. Also wandering around the boat.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
Our glorious ferry. Not licensed for passenger transport.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
With no passenger capacity, everyone is just wandering around, checking the boat out. We even peeked below deck at the (smoky) engine.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
The baggage compartment was enormous.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
Invade there!



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
The Captain was (surprisingly) awesomely friendly.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 28.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
He let us all take a turn at the helm.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 99.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
First mate waiting to land.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
That's our ship?



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 67.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
It wasn't a bad ride, quite a novelty anyway. Certainly more fun than the normal ferry!



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 65.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
The only problem, he couldn't go to the passenger dock (because he wasn't supposed to be taking people) and dropped us off at a coal loading dock.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/500 sec, f/2.7, ISO 400
But we did (finally) make it onto the airport bus.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/200 sec, f/8.0, ISO 160
Preflight resulted in an AHA! moment. Or we had a Boot put on for being late.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 80
More stealth photography, Jeffrey gets checked out of the contry.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 70.0 mm; 1/1600 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
This beast landed while we waited.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM at 105.0 mm; 1/2000 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
Check out that landing gear. Wowsa.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/320 sec, f/8.0, ISO 80
More novel (to an American) aircraft go by.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 80
And just as we leave, Lyle arrives.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/250 sec, f/8.0, ISO 80
The beast went somewhere not close to where we were parked, and is being serviced.



Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 200
A DC-10 was rolling as we taxied to customs.



Canon PowerShot A3100 IS at 6.2 mm; 1/30 sec, f/2.7, ISO 125
And, that's it.



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