Rasht to Sarein

IMG_3836We drove along the Caspian sea for a while today and reached -30metres. Of course I had to record that with a photo. Then we drove up over the hills which was lovely and as we reached the top the road was covered in mist. The most incredible thing though was as we drove out the tunnel through the mountain…mist/fog one side and clear sky and sunshine on the other. Quite incredible. A stop at an old fort for morning tea lent itself well for photos. This was lovely as we walked up a dirt path and had our tea overlooking the valley.IMG_3788IMG_3793IMG_3795IMG_3796

Lunch was in a picnic area with some shade which was great and then a visit to the Shikh Safi Addin Mausoleum in Ardebil.

The drive was interesting and made more so by some exploring on the way.

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