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
Ergaki mountains in West Sayan. Their peaks are distinguished by the intricate shapes and their own names: Star, Parabola, Dragon Tooth, and others. In Ergaki is a lot of beautiful lakes.
Beauty Ergakov unique, unusual and attractive. People, who had been in Ergaki they say that these mountains have a special aura. And those who have seen at least once these unforgettable landscapes, they often remember and dream of returning to admire this beauty again.
The main attraction Ergakov – “Sleeping Sayan “. This mountain range in the shape of a supine person, majestic and mysterious spectacle.
Another amazing creation of Nature — the Parabola. Parabola is a two connected vertices in different sizes and heights. The contour of these tops has the correct parabolic shape. It is called Brothers. It seems like two brothers holding hands and the line of their arms forms a smooth surface of a parabola.
Attractions Ergakov will not leave you indifferent. What you will see will leave an indelible mark in your memory: the lake of Mountain Spirits, the Pass Artists, Hanging Stone. Rainbow lake, lake Light, peak Bird, Star peak, lake marble, the rock Dragon’s Tooth.
Peak Bird, the shape of the rock Peak Bird strongly Continue reading
Continuing to develop Russian roads, we decided to go to a surf camp on the lake Volgo.
The Volga is a lake in Selizharovsky, Ostashkovsky districts and Penovskiy, Tver oblast, Russia, located 25 km South of Ostashkov, the largest in the system of the upper Volga lakes in the Valdai hills, the fourth and final group of lakes through which runs the upper course of the Volga river, regulated by the Upper ballota.
Two lakes of the Volga (the Volga, the Volga-II), connected by a channel at the Big and Small Oleaster, elongated from West to East for 40 km, width up to lakes 4 km, average depth 2 m, water surface area 61 km2 of lakes. Volga lake by the construction of the upper bachata significantly changed their borders. Before its length was 7 km, width — up to 2 km (from Wikipedia).
The distance from Reutov to the camp — 375 km, 3 km from the Moscow ring road and 48 km on the ring road, to the Novorizhskoye highway (M9). M9 went on to the turn of the Rzhev is 200 km further via Rzhev on A – 6 km, continue along N – just over 100 km Then turned onto a dirt (if we may say so) the road to the village of Selishche, drove through it on the broken asphalt and 5 km on the dirt road to the base of surfers. Continue reading