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From Kongur’s base the river descended into barren scenery, under an iron roadbridge and down a deceptively swift stretch where the water looked a milky blue colour.
The weather began to get worse, there was strong wind and a few snowflakes. I hurried for several miles until the clouds cleared away to the south, leaving me in an area of silvery white sand mountains, their shape eroded into flowing curves which glistened in the cold sunlight. The beauty there was something special.