We finally arrived in Vorkuta after a 2 day train journey from St Petersburg but hopefully will travel to the field sites later today after we have negotiated the hazards of registration with the police.
We are heading to an area about 60 km east of Vorkuta were there are plenty of lakes and were we have worked before and know at least some of them have good sedimentary records.
Apart from the cold, it is minus 15 today, the main problem will be identifying good lakes for coring since there are many lakes which have been affected by the permafrost, these thermokarst lakes are disturbed and the sediments are mixed so we will try and avoid.
Nadia and Valery buying food for the trip
A fine selection of sausages