Thursday a week ago we continued our tour after pitching down the tent and having some breakfast in the morning sun. We even have seen some seals which are called “Nerpa”. Unfortunately only the head, when they got out of the water. These are the only fresh water seals in the world. After about 3km we arrived at the ranger station but nobody was there, except the cows, so we just continued our hike along the shore. After several ups and downs we crossed a cliff where some gulls were living. A couple of kilometers before Koty there was the last longer uphill hike, but from there you have a beautiful view to the shore and even can see Koty in the background. The first civilisation after two days. We didn’t have seen bears during our hike, but Julia told me that there are some living in the forest and that she had seen footprints of them the week ago when she already visited Koty.
In Koty we went to the local small shop to check the offers and then went to the small but very cute “Lesnaya 7” hostel. The owner is a very pleasant guy. In the evening we grabbed some local smoked fish and a beer, before we went again uphill to a lookout. Finally we enjoyed the moon rise at the beach. This section of the Great Baikal Trail is for sure the most impressive and most beautiful one. We both enjoyed hiking it and I can definitely recommend it for everybody else.