Cycling The World 17th-August-2012

Garry McGivern’s cycling around the world, Friday 17th-August-2012 in Baku city Azerbaijan. As instructed yesterday, I returned to the ferry port at ten o’clock this morning. And saw the same Russian lady I saw yesterday. Who apparently is the one that runs things.

Unfortunately, she said the boat was full as there was only space for eight passengers. I don’t know how it filled up so quickly, when I came back when I was told, and there wasn’t anybody else there! But, she would see if the captain would take me onboard. She tried to phone him, but he was in a meeting and told me to come back again at one o’clock. This was everything I’d read about when trying to get the boat to Kazakhstan, so it was no surprise to me.

I returned to the hotel, packed away and loaded up my bike, and checked out of the hotel. But said I might be back!

I took a slow ride back to the port and once again saw the Russian lady. She’d spoken to the captain, and he was happy to let me on. But I’d have to find somewhere to sleep, and I’d have to hurry up as they were just about to leave! That was fine with me. Next stop, Kazakhstan! I’d rather get the boat tonight than hang around for the next boat, which isn’t for a few days.

Bike by train
Looks like I’ll be sleeping next to my bike tonight
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