We had one final day in Vladivostok before flying North to Magadan to rendezvous with our bikes. It was a last chance to capture some images of this once closed port city. The weather was humid and fog filled the city, as usual, so I decided to shoot people rather than scenery:
Sailors down near the Naval port:
A couple in the central square:
Visiting US and Japanese sailors got into a bidding war for this old Russian Naval uniform.
And down by the Submarine war memorial, another typical local couple.
My final act in Vladivostok – I popped into a badge shop I had found late last week. Lucy, the badgemaker there had whipped for me a new supply of Sibirsky Extreme badges … and had put together for me an all new badge … the Road of Bones badge – for people who have ridden, cycled or driven between Yakutsk and Magadan.
That was enough for Vladivostok. We had been there a long time … and we had seen a lot. But we were long overdue to move on.
Next stop – Magadan.