Leg 3: Trains, a Wild Wall and Yaks at Altitude

The third leg of the Kirkbys' 13,000-mile journey — from their home in British Columbia to India — starts in Beijing, where they dine on Peking duck and walk along the Great Wall. Tibetan permits and Taj's health are up in the air.

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Visiting the Great Wall of China

Visiting the Great Wall of China

The Kirkbys pose for a picture during their visit to the Great Wall of China. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi re-creates the family’s trip to the Great Wall of China. 960 1280

  

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Bodi Kirkby stands on the train platform as Taj and Christine get their gear unpacked from the overnight trek to Xining, China. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

This picture from Bodi’s journal was drawn after the family took a train from Xining, China. 960 1280

  

Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheel

The Kirkbys explore a large prayer wheel in Guìdé, China, and Bodi and Taj attempt to rotate the mighty structure. 960 1280

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Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi draws his version of a large prayer wheel in China. 960 1280

  

Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night

The glow of tent lanterns illuminates the night as the Kirkbys camp on shore of Qinghai Lake in Amdo province, on he border with Tibet 960 1280

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Bodi Rides a Yak

Bodi Rides a Yak

While on the road to Qinghai Lake, the Kirkbys get the opportunity to meet some local farmers. They persuade Bodi to take a ride on one of the farmers' yaks as the family migrates along the lake. 960 1280

Bruce Kirkby  

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi's drawing of fishing in Tibet. 960 1280

  

Guìdé’s Prayer Flags

Guìdé’s Prayer Flags

The family takes an afternoon hike to Guìdé’s prayer flags. 960 1280

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