In Polovinnaya Village
25.7.14 - 2.8.14
Circum Baikal, July 31st 2014
Someone said that in his daughter's school, it's prohibited to quote from Wikipedia. Well, so far I still trust Wikipedia and as you might have noticed very well, I'm a loyal Wikipediaer -- if I can invent such a word. Anyway, for now, let me quote something not from Wikipedia, but from The Republic of Buryatia's website. The republic of Buryatia is a subject of the Russian Federation, in case you are wondering. Here, may I quote a phrase:
Baikal's water is notable for its unusual purity and transparency. The white disk of Sekka which is used to determine water transparency can be seen in Baikal up to 40 meters deep, whereas the transparency of the Caspian sea does not exceed 25 meters, and that of Lake Sevan - 20 meters. The famous Alpine lakes are inferior to Baikal's water transparency.
To jump or not to jump?
Oh, come on! What are you waiting for?
Baikal contains 23 000 cubic kilometers of water, which amounts to 20% of the world's fresh water supply. Baikal water meets the highest quality standards for drinking water.
Tourists could rent a speedboat.
Or spell it summer by the beach.
Or call it romantic under the blue sky.
There were a few snack vendors - bliny for sure, and et cetera -- at the beach, and on the other side of the railroad. It would be perfect for bonding time.
There are other package tours that offers a cruise and a stay over on the islands e.g. Okhlon.
The two hours break is actually inadequate to soak up everything in Polovinnaya. Cross over the railroad, and see...
Behind the houses across on the other side of the railroad.
You'll never have enough.