Caspian Sea

7/02/2007 11:09:00 AM Edit This 1 Comment »
Just a quick note to explain the pictures of the Caspian Sea. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointment. It looks beautiful from afar but when you get to close it stinks. Literally. As you can see people dump trash in and round the shore line which is a shame since they also go swimming, crabbing and fishing there as well. We went down twice and both times it smelled bad, even though our driver ReNot said it’s not always so bad. I think they might dump sewage in there since it smells worse than Stinky Bay in Port Orchard when the tide is out.

Anyway, you can see how it constantly changes. Some days are so still you can’t tell where the Sea ends and the sky begins. Other days the winds really kick up some waves and it reminds me of Malibu. The “beaches” are crushed rocks and shells, rocky inlets or really hard compact ground as you can see from the picture where the cars are parked right next to the water. It’s so different from the Puget Sound in Seattle that you really can’t compare them. After all, this sea is in the middle of the desert and the Puget Sound land mass is awash with evergreens and vast amounts of vegetation. As you can see nothing much grows near the sea. It’s still beautiful to look at and Lexie will have the ocean to grow up near, so she won’t be missing out on anything except Camel and horse milk. Yes they milk their horses too. But that’s a story for a different day.

The news on Lexie is that I may actually get to take her out of the orphanage a day early. I’ll know tomorrow but I don’t want to get my hopes up. I just want that final decision in my hands and then to get on the first plane out of here. I’ll let you all know how it goes tomorrow.

Caspian Sea Pictures

7/02/2007 02:17:00 AM Edit This 0 Comments »