As usual I have to skip my plans. The border zone permission is not yet ready, plane tickets booked out. A lot of paperwork for the local registration to do. But the weather is changing and the sun comes out. It’s shining around the clock already. My local partners here from the Nenets Association “Yasavey” do everything they can to help me.
Probably I’ll not make it to the Kanin Peninsula (border zone) and the reindeer herders there, but with some luck I’ll travel to the easternmost Bolshezemelskaia Tundra and the cost of the Barents Sea in July.
For the next days I’ll visit people and institutions here in Naryan Mar and walk through the city.
Now it’s almost summer. Still two and a half month ago, when I left the region, it was all covered in snow and deep winter. Instead of snow, the wind is playing with the sand now. Everything else still in its place and people believe I didn’t leave at all.
I still need some wellingtons and then I’ll travel by boat to the village of Khongurei south of Naryan Mar on the River Pechora.