Chukotka

BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

Journey from the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean
MISSION
Cross the Chukchi Peninsula, a little known area of the extreme North, washed by the waters of two oceans: the Pacific and the Arctic Ocean.
Get to the unique geographical point where the Arctic Circle meets the 180 degree meridian line, dividing the world into east and west.
BIKE
The main roads in Chukotka have always been winter roads used during the period of a long northern winter. The peninsula also has year-round roads. Like everything else here on the edge of the Earth, these roads have features. There are no bridges across numerous rivers on the roads. To go from ocean to ocean, I used the
Honda XR 250 Baja.
It's impossible to see the size of Chukchi rivers from the shore. To estimate their greatness and power is possible only from the height. Permafrost and rocky ground do not allow the rivers to go deep, and therefore they diverge in width, forming a weave of ducts, islands and creeks. To cross Chukotka on a motorcycle you will need an inflatable boat and membrane waders for a long stay in cold water.
It's impossible to see the size of Chukchi rivers from the shore. To estimate their greatness and power is possible only from the height. Permafrost and rocky ground do not allow the rivers to go deep, and therefore they diverge in width, forming a weave of ducts, islands and creeks. To cross Chukotka on a motorcycle you will need an inflatable boat and membrane waders for a long stay in cold water.
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