Day 54: Lake Aral - Nukus

Lake Aral greeted us with a beautiful sunrise and after an almost luxurious outdoor breakfast we started to head back to Nukus atop the western plateau of the sea. Highlight of the day was the infamous ship graveyard at Moynak, from where canned fish used to be shipped also over the Soviet Union. Now it is several hours of driving away from any water... In the late afternoon we even managed to get into Savitzky Museum, an important collection of early 20th Uzbek and Russian modern art that maybe only survived the decades because it was kept so remote for a long time...

Jan Martin