For the next hour we crossed the Volga...agaun...and headed further west to Sviyazhsk, a small island fortress surrounded by water ftom three rivers. On the island we saw two monasteries, their cathedrals, high walls and a small village of tenivated houses and shops. It was a nice departure from the busy cities and a chance to see some countryside.
We returned to the city to gsther our bags...they are growing in size and number! Our train departed at 8pm. Party started at 8:01pm.