Saturday Scenes: Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

Olkhon Island is the largest island in Lake Baikal – the deepest lake in the world. When I visited in November as part of my Trans-Siberian journey, I enjoyed sunny skies and mild temperatures on the southern part of the island, but by the time I got to the northernmost point, I found myself in the middle of a snowstorm. Somehow this Soviet-era van navigated through it perfectly.

5 thoughts on “Saturday Scenes: Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal”

  1. Whoa! That is so beautiful! And so very, very cold looking! I’ll have to read through your Trans-Sib posts–in the process of planning for the fall.

  2. That’s such a great shot, though I do wonder how warm the photographer was when it was taken. I think I’d have wanted to sprint back to the van.

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