This will be the last update for a while, as we have parked up. But we entered Armenia and of course armed with beer, we headed for our first camp next to the river, kept the beer extra cool. we even cooked a salmon we bought in Iran which was amazing. We drove past a church and stopped in to light a candle before moving on, the architecture here is something else. no bright tiles like Iran, but instead intricate stone work.
The Armenian stone henge has circles cut in at exact measurements which we figure are for winter and summer solstice. luckily it was next to our camp so we had a relatively short drive. once again next to a river where we enjoyed a terrible wine.
Then of course we got word of petroglyphs near the Azerbaijan border with a road that was marked impassable by the locals, but I got this news second hand from another Australian, so I figured hey, how bad can it be? well it can be bad, snow almost a meter deep where I got stuck, 2 hours of winching and relocating rocks that couldn’t hold against the car we finally broke free. The whole time above us on the army road we can hear a patrol, we assume they are stuck as well. lol.
Although on the way out we grab a photo with a troop carrier before heading into town to air up and have a beer.
We finish our drive arriving in Yerevan where we check out the night life, enjoy a few to many cocktails and clean the wagon completely. tent off, full strip down. The elephant is ready for storage.
I grab an oil change and after the mechanic tells me to leave him alone after I try to explain the bash plates, he ends up losing a piece. and people wonder why I don’t let others touch it. either way it has new oil in it for its rest which is good news.
The batteries are disconnected and the wagon settled in for a rest.
Till next time.