28.03.2009 1 °C
We set the alarm earlier than normal (not that we don't set the alarm early normally - Greeno!) so that we could sit up in bed and watch the GP qualifying! Unfortunately the coverage wasn't shown on any of our channels much to our dissappointment.
As we were getting ready to leave, the snow flakes that were falling had to have been some of the biggest both of us had seen! As we relunctantly packed up the bikes, we considered staying in Minsk for another day. The bikes had similar ideas and took a bit of persuading to get going.
We had a quick bite to eat at a service station on the way out of Minsk, the weather continued in Daria's words to be "disgusting!" Outside Minsk we ploughed through snow field upon snow field and even passed a few people fishing on frozen lakes! In some cases they looked dangerously close to running water.
The weather gradually improved and by the time we reached the border it was dry and the sun was threatening to come out.
The Belarussian border staff were a nice surprise and had a bit of a laugh with/at us, which we just played up to.
18 miles down the road was Vilnius, where James had been 2 years previously at the end of February with his cousin's Ka and G and the temperature hadn't got above minus 14 degrees! This time it was 4 degrees and quite pleasant!
We checked into a guest house close to the centre of the city and are now sat underground in a typical Lithuanian restaurant.
125miles knocked out today.