An easy tailwind made it easy to progress towards the border, so we didn't feel like we were in a hurry and didn't hesitate to take an extended midday break at the river bank next to the road. As usual our break included a game of rock throwing, but Stef took it to the next level and started to gather big stones to make a dam to raise the water level to the minimum depth required for swimming. Without hesitation, his three friends followed and everyone started bringing in the biggest rocks, steadily making the water level rise. It didn't came to actual swimming, but at least we had are mid day work out.
On top of the last hill we had to climb in Iran, we discovered a cave which should be able to fit four people for a cosy night. The problem though was that the small cave was badly maintained and the last owners didn't care to clean up all the rocks for a smooth surface to sleep. So, while Yuri and Anton went for an evening walk to enjoy the last Iranian sunset, Oli and Stef started digging out the cave and perfectionned the surface to fit all four of our air beds. We curled up comfortably in our sleeping bags and dozed off, as the wind picked up and a nightly sandstorm passed by. Safely out of reach for Nature's tricks, we didn't care because now after eight months, we have really long hair.