One of our earliest finishes in a while. We packed up from the motel and I retrieved my passport. I have a one year multiple entry visa that is supposed to be registered at hotels. They send in some form of notification. Some of them give you a copy but this one and others did not. The authorities also can’t reconcile which nights one stays in a tent, so will see how it all sorts out in the end.
Тюмень was a busy city to leave, but fortunately we were already on the edge. Roads in this oblast are narrower than the last but otherwise in reasonable condition. Some nice woods to ride through and we had our first cafe stop just after the bypass joined the regular road at 35km. The next 40km was relatively flat, relatively open and with a cross wind, narrow road and coarse pavement. It made for a slow steady ride in Ялуторовск at 74km. This is where the road that bypasses Тюмень rejoins. Overall, going via Тюмень was a reasonable alternative.
After lunch, more narrow rough road as we crossed the Тобол river and flat lands nearby. It had become warm again these last days. At Заводоуковск a quick stop at a small store and then a nearby restaurant let us use their water tank before finding a place in the woods to pitch our tents.
106km today, 5624km across Eurasia. [Photo: 756, 758]