We’ve posted a first batch of pictures from North Yunnan and West Sichuan in a gallery over here, which we’ll be adding to – and captioning – as we work our way through the various memory cards. I hope you enjoy them.
Here’s a sample…
The mountains around Litang were fresh with snow from a storm that we’d been caught in the day before. Cara was all layered up; only her nose peeped out.
It was so cold as we descended, that spray from the road froze in a coating of ice around the bikes. We had to keep breaking, or ice jammed our discs.
At times, the landscape had a Scottish feel to it. Scotland at 4000m, that is.
Cara tucks into a typical steamed dumpling breakfast, washed down with a bowl of rice porridge and piping hot tea.
A nomad boy in West Sichuan sees us and comes running over from his yak tending duties.
Tattered prayer flags snap in the wind, sending prayers whooshing across the mountains.
After a tough week in the saddle, we treated ourselves to a ‘luxury’ room, complete with attached bathroom and hot shower. A bedside console powered lights and the TV (the only English language channel was Propaganda News 24). But my favourite switch turned off the Bother. If only there was a switch like that in life…
Want to see more? Head to the Pbase gallery. When you open an image, click on ‘original’. All subsequent images will then default to the best version.