Today four of the QSI staff went on an A/B walk in Atyrau. We called a taxi at about 6:30, and asked the driver to take us south of town about a mile or two. Then we stopped, got out of the car, and began walking back toward the center of town. As we walked, we talked and took pictures. Bill, Salta, Sarah and I walked for two hours, and during that time, we saw everything from a roiling sewer pond to a tipped over crane. We saw goats, horses, dead catfish and bitterns, among other things. There are some interesting pictures on Picasa. If you look closely at the picture I posted above, you can see a raven perched on the dilapidated windmill.