The most dramatic differences in environmental conditions creates a contrast between the lowland East and the mountainous West of the country. Eastern Canada, wide open to the Arctic ocean, divided into numerous Islands, with deeply cut on South broad Hazanovym the Bay and is constantly subjected to a powerful Arctic air mass intrusion. As a result the tundra zone with sparse vegetation and permafrost formed on 55-57° North latitude, i.e. the latitude of Moscow. In the Central Piedmont part of the country on the same latitude are the canadian prairies and on the Pacific coast, protected by the mountain system of the Cordillera, virtually no winter, and on the mountain slopes develop tall “coastal forest” in which individual trees reach 40 to 60, and sometimes 90 m height. This is the famous sichinskaya spruce, Douglas fir, Western gemlok, etc. a Notable feature of Canada is the development of large lake-river systems. Is the Mackenzie river, carrying water into the Arctic ocean, in the pool which are situated the famous lake Great bear, Great Slave, Athabasca. The other system is the Nelson river, which flows into Hudson Bay, the basin of which includes lakes Winnipeg, Winnipegosis, Manitoba, and many others. The third system is the river St. Lawrence, carrying water into the Atlantic ocean. It includes all five Great lakes. The lakes are connected Continue reading
Bus ran Gagra, towns and villages, nearly joined with it into one and svernul left, in the valley of the river Bzyb. At first it looks like the valley of the Mzymta river, but then the mountains on the sides of the river become higher and higher, the shear cliffs high above his head.
The first stop along the way — at demonstration apiary.
Here the valley of the Mzymta and Bzyb river still can be confused.
The second time the bus stopped near a small souvenir market, which is facing a cliff. She’s not looming over the market, and over tiny, like a fragment of stained glass, Blue Lake Azibiza.
His water seems opaque, dull, fantastic colors contrasting with white sheer walls of the mountains China on it and the green of bushes around, but if you get her in the palm of your hand, it turns out that it is transparent and clean.
This water, once in the Bzyb, it seems, still carries a bit of its mysterious turquoise color, and then dissolves into the grey waters of the river without a trace.
Valley in these parts turns into a long series of gorges along the bottom, sometimes crossing the river bridges, road.
Gorges replace each other, becoming deeper, all skalistie and all the more stunning.
First — the Bzyb.
Beautiful lake in Tajikistan is lake Sarez, which is located in the Pamirs. This lake was born in 1911 due to the strong earthquake, a huge landslide blocked the river Murgab, it is possible to form a natural dam. The basin was filled with water, inundating the village of Sarez, whence came the name of the lake. Sarezskoe length of the lake is nearly sixty miles, and this at a depth of 500 meters. Today this lake is a real jewel of the Pamir mountains, as it is characterized by its unusual beauty. The lake itself starts in the valley of the former river Murgab, Bartang today, then goes through the pass Jornadista.
Tourists who want to see such Pamir miracle, needs to think in advance about the special pass. The area of lake Sarez is protected by the state. Lake Sarez lies immediately after the lake of Thun, which was created in the same way. The water in lake Sarez dark blue, its shores are quite steep, so in the untrodden places it is extremely difficult to walk. Tourists walk through the mountain passes of the most beautiful lakes of Russia . Continue reading