Day 70, July 19: Sakhalinsk to Petropavlovsk, Russia. (765 NM)

We had a reasonable wake-up and departure today with a 10:40 am take-off in our TBM. Moved clocks forward 3 hours as we made one of our long over water crossings (over the Sea of Okhotsk).

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Fueled and ready to start up!

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The approach

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Many military planes were parked on this airfield.

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Our second Russian airport was handled smoothly with “Tonya” as our “handler” we were off to our 40 minute ride to another town to an “UP-north” type of resort, Ahmapuyc, with non-air conditioned rooms we actually found the evening cool down quite pleasant. The Russian beer was tasty and their food very good. I enjoyed the borscht soup and the delicious Russian style chicken.

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Path leads to the spring fed swimming pool. It seems to be for hotel guests and local members.
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Beautiful hallway leading to pool.
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Three large cottages, apparently for holiday rent.
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Of course the resident dog….one of a few.
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Lupine….flowers just like northern Wisconsin!
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Tom with Warren (unusual serious face) and Betsy…allways ready for a local beer…or two!
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Interesting heels for the outdoors. How would she escape the bear?? and there are bears in these woods!
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Nice, but not planning to book for next summer.

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