And the clouds have lifted! We wake surrounded by volcanoes reaching into the distance. Snow capped mountains towering over the waking houses, the sun slowly creeping over the horizon. Kamchatka.
Today is volcano day. We make our way by car a short distance to the heliport where we register and sit in anticipation for what is to come. Due to the remoteness of Kamchatka most areas are accessed by helicopter. Big 20 seater Mi-8 helicopters. There is only one road on the Kamchatka peninsular of approximately 800kms in length. Whilst this road affords some access, there is no road into the peninsular itself, access is purely by sea or air.