Met Ingo at the entrance at 10. He paid our tickets to the museum and site. A great museum deigned by and built by Latvians. A little small though for the number of tourists. Amazing how fast the tour guides push them through. Just showing them one little thing in each room. I personally found the guides very rude, they would push in front while you were reading and block you from the article.
A further small drive up to the large rocks to the carvings. Quite a large site.
A very rough drive the back way to the mud volcano, we past this area where oil was just seeping from the ground
Igor was very disappointed as cars had driven everywhere and destroyed the overflow patterns. But quiet impressive with them being cold. Not used to that.
These guys were standing on the highway selling little white rabbits!!
Next a Drive to the park, The road here was a little better than the road north.
The Park which Igor paid our entry for for two days as we can stay here tonight. We traveled slowly to the lake and saw a lot of Goitered Gazelle’s. Mainly just single or two at a time. In winter they form larger groups for security from the grey wolves. Now they have mostly vacated the tourist section to be alone for the birth of their young.
We had a lunch on the roof top of a viewing area by the lake. Only saw a few bird flying around.
Next a slow drive to the mud volcanoes. Saw some turtles and plover, more gazelles and one snake recently run over. When we got to the volcano they spotted a snake - a viper. The guide was very worried about us.
We had received permission to camp here by the sea shore but not to travel at night and beware snakes etc. etc.
We however did put our boots on to walk up to the mud volcanoes. Great spot and oly a few other old foot prints. Nice to see it so untouched.
Despite being threatened of a visit by the security guard during the night we had a quiet night.