Posts Tagged ‘Chaman Bid’


Some acrobatics as I escaped from our humble abode followed by a steep descent and then a long slog up to Bojnurd.

The road to Bojnurd

The road to Bojnurd

Again the scenery changed – from the bare high mountain scenes to a wide flat green valley, still at 1000m. Cycling you see the changes slowly pass by, and you feel the rises and the drops. Michael needed to get a new pedal, and so our destination was the bike shop. We now find ourselves staying with a friend of a bike shop people – a warm welcome in this sunny city.


Farming country, dense forest, picnickers, wild pigs being fed (maybe they should be called tame pigs), rugged, dry, high mountain plains. Tailwind, sidewind. Sun. We are sleeping on the carpets in the mosque meeting room. A beautiful day.

The road to Chaman Bid

The road to Chaman Bid

We started today at 100m and climbed to 1500m, and saw the landscape change. The Golestan National Park marked the start of the greenery. And it was dense. Lots of weekend picnickers were out and about, lying on their rugs in the shade, or feeding the wild pigs. Others were cruising down the road with the car windows open and the music thumping.

Wild (?) pigs in the Golestan National Park

Wild (?) pigs in the Golestan National Park

Golestan National Park

Golestan National Park

Then the scenery changed to dry. It was nice to see the transformation take place.

On the way to Chaman Bid

On the way to Chaman Bid

On the way to Chaman Bid

On the way to Chaman Bid

On the way to Chaman Bid

On the way to Chaman Bid

We’re at the top of the high pass. Tomorrow first down before climbing into Bojnurd.