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Campaign on two catamarans "Albatross" by a northwest part
of lake Ladoga.
27.05.2003 We arrived to small town Priozersk
with two our catamarans on a roof of the automobile " Volga GAS - 24
". Approximately two hours have collected our catamarans.
After, we had slightly dinner, and on old tradition have drunk in
half glasses of vodka " for success of our campaign ".
The Finnish tourists have helped us to push away
catamarans from coast. Eugeny has dropped a camera in water. Olympus in
cost 200 $ as a stone has sunk.
Ladoga has met a medium-sized wave with not a strong
wind of a northwest direction. At three silent navigation with speed
approximately 7 kmh. We have achieved
southern coast Verkkosaari island. We have bypassed island on the right,
have found coast suitable for parking ours catamarans. On island the
skeleton of a metal vessel, obviously pre-war construction was. The sun
fell to horizon, and to time for the detailed review of island did not
remain, it was necessary to install a camp.
28.05.2003 Morning the wind has appreciablly, was
freshened and has changed a direction, the beginnings to blow from
northeast. In 14 kms to the east from a place of our camp be located
island Vossikansari , we have agreed to go there.
of brothers Gavrilov's is cut out and tailored better mine and
consequently they could go sharper rate to a wind. It was necessary to me
a little turn to the south. Eventually, the
distance between ours catamarans began one
kilometer, and excitement was such, that from time to time hid them
catamaran and a sail up to half of mast. I
have made the decision to change a tack to pass a little to the north, and
then to change a rate on former. The catamaran did not want to change a
tack through a wind. I have decided to make " cow overshtage
". It was the big mistake. In such strong wind it was
necessary to take reeves, and even to remove staksel, and then to maneuver.
But I was sure in durability mine catamaran though has warned Eugeny, that
now can "turn us upwards by stomach". In result the average
section of a mast was bent as an arch and the mast has fallen
forward, having torn a deck. We began to
drift in a southern direction with speed of 5 kmh.
A bit later us have caught up Gavrilovs and have taken on a tow. Have
started the engine which coughing and sneezing but nevertheless did the
business. The wind has a little more amplified also we have decided to go
to group of islands which seem closer to us. So we have got on archipelago
a photo: we go on a tow to archipelago Hejnjasenmaa after failure.
Have quickly examined one of islands and have found out
marks of radiating danger. In a zone of the established marks the grass
and trees had obviously ill kind. Hastily it was necessary to leave
convenient parking and to get over on other, western island of
We have arranged camp. All islands of archipelago have
made on us oppressing impression., a barbed wire, fragments broken off in
pieces military machines and sad, ill is
yellow - a brown wood.
a photo: the typical landscape of one archipelago from islands.
Have repaired a mast, we leave the Infected Islands. We try to head for
island Rahmansari, but the wind and rather strong excitement goes to us in
face. To all of us to become clearly, that expedition to gulf
Papienniemensel'kia was broke. We change a rate for a return rate, and a
bit later we moor to island Sel'kamar'jansari. We are landed on the coast
filled up with large cobble-stones and we gather on council. Have drunk on
hundred gramme of vodka. Then we make a decision to go in gulf Naismery,
to find there a place for camp and to engage in fishing. Have passed
8 kms we have stopped on island Lakiasari. This small island
became our base other days of a campaign.
The camp in gulf Naismery.
Three days we caught a different fish,
lesch, small fry and the perch, gramme on 500 - 700. Cooked to an "uha"
(Russian fish soup, is cooked at a reservoir from the caught fish.),
smoked a fish, had a rest. Have returned in Priozersk June, 2. Temperature
+3, a very cold wind. Once again it was necessary to spend the night on a
coast. As I have frozen!
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