Aktobe, Kazakhstan

Having spent yesterday travelling North to avoid an awful road; today we get to travel East towards Aktobe.  Exciting times.  After seven hours driving in a straight line we reached Aktobe.  Time to get a little closer to Aral (not to be confused with Oral which is where we started off from this morning).  By 11:30pm and we'd pulled off the main road, away from some shanty towns and into a... field (Oh... and we just saw either a jet or a UFO. Not sure which.)