Lake Skadar or Shkodra lake (Skadarko jezero) is one of the national parks and main attractions of Montenegro. The largest lake of the Balkan Peninsula, divided between two countries Montenegro and Albania is striking in its size and the beauty of nature. Most of the lake belongs to Montenegro, which is about 2/3 of the lake. National Park Skadar lake was established in 1983.
The lake was formed by dissolving limestone in a tectonic basin, according to various studies, the formation of this lake is between creation and the due date is considered to be 65 million years ago. The lake was formerly a Bay of the Adriatic sea, but now separated by alluvial isthmus. The power of the lake is made by 6 rivers, the largest of them are the Moraca and Crnojevic. And flows in the river Bojana in Albania, in the district of shkodër. On average, the total area of the lake is 475 km2, while in dry seasons it is reduced to 390 km2, and in winter increases to 523 km2.
Of course, it’s not the biggest lake by area in Europe, but it is one of the 15 largest European lakes, occupying 13th position.
Floating on the lake, you can see the blooming white lilies huge backwaters, yellow egg capsules and whole colonies of water chestnut or shrimp (which is sometimes disrupted during the tours and give a try). Continue reading
Lake Baikal is a great lake, which many even called the sea, so it’s diverse, unique and large. Almost all dream to see this element, to plunge into healing waters, to visit the unique shores of the famous lake in the world.
But a vacation on lake Baikal are different, so each chooses what he likes. It can be and mattresses on the beach near the water where you will be fed and in comfort to watch the variety of flora and fauna, and backpacks and tents in which to sleep, each day changing the Parking lot to learn the magnificence of nature.
Lovers of fishing and water travel are not left side, here you will find many possibilities that will suit any taste.
But it should be remembered that the area of the lake is heavily guarded, so there are taboos that cannot be broken, to stay remember only positive emotions. In the area of lake Baikal it is impossible to cut and saw trees, one should not leave litter and to light fires in the wrong places. For bonfires there is a designated area, either on the shore on the rocks. Fish can be only the bait, but to make a sweetheart bouquet of flowers growing out there is not worth it, better just to watch a beautiful meadow. And of course, we listen to loud music so as not to disturb other guests. And generally my advice, listen to nature, the rustling leaves Continue reading
Residents of the small village at the Dry lake in the Novgorod region, the night was awakened by a terrible noise. Lake broke the ice. And make a noise like a waterfall, the water.
In the morning people were surprised to find: the lake disappeared, only exposing the bottom were pieces of ice. Yes it was a black big hole, like the entrance to the burrow of the beast. All the water went through it under the ground.
The same story was repeated some years later in the Vytegra district of the Vologda region. For three days it Custodero, occupying an area of twenty square kilometers. Eyewitnesses steel ice fishing. “In the North-Western part of the lake, they talked, suddenly appeared a hole. The ice around began to settle down. It was evident that the lake like falls in a hole. Along with the fish”.
When they tried to measure the depth of the crater, where did the water, it was found that even the poles, lowered eighteen metres out of the bottom. Continue reading