Lake Baikal

The deepest lake in the world containing 20% of the world’s fresh water and home to many unique flora, fauna and fishes     It contains more water that all of Americas Great Lakes combined.  We awoke this morning parked on a single track branch-line at the edge of the lake.    Stunning scenery and crystal clear water.   However as the temperature of the water seldom exceeds 3 degrees Celsius (F***ing freezing !!!) there were no takers for a quick morning dip.   Our on-board doctor Sam had her defibrillator on hand just in case any one was daft enough.     After Breakfast the Steam Engine Driver got to show off and we all went for a ride on the spare engine at the back for some photo opportunities.