Clambering up and down at Fairytale Canyon and Barskoon Waterfall

We spent the morning wandering around Fairytale Canyon, a very colourful place with wonderful rock formations not far from Bokonbaevo. We didn’t feel the need to pose on the highest peaks, nor climb precariously up steep slopes for a perfect selfie, but the patterns and colours in nature are just beautiful and well worth a visit. A dog wandered around with us, magpies kept swooping at him, but he didn’t care. Lionel and Kubat also had a go at archery…this young man had set up a yurt for the Summer and had an official guide tag.

We also stopped at an abandoned resort, which had some lovely designs on the front walls. Evidently a very rich businessman built it, but fled the country after the 2010 revolution…seems a shame no one has done anything with it!

Next stop was Barskoon Waterfall, quite small, but in a fantastic setting amidst snow-covered mountains. There were also two large head sculptures of Yuri Gagarin nearby.

Last activity for the day was a swim in Lake Issyk. A bit cool for me, but Lionel said it wasn’t as cold as the Black Sea in Turkey!

That was enough for me!
Some of the patterns at the abandoned resort
Wasn’t quite a bullseye, but close!
Barskoon Waterfall, the smaller one!
Yuri Gagarin, near the end of the waterfall
Fairytale Canyon
Bird swooping on dog in the canyon

2 thoughts on “Clambering up and down at Fairytale Canyon and Barskoon Waterfall

  1. Thanks Sue, you can imagine what a challenge it is for me starting something different technology-wise…but each entry is improving…still lots to learn and I want to add a map!


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