Monthly Archives: February 2018
“Devil’s Mouth”, “Ship Cemetery”, “Old Eater” – that is how Cape Horn was called for centuries by sailors and travelers. It is the southernmost point of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago. This is not just a point on the map, but a very unusual and legendary place.
Inscribed in the history of shipping and covered in legends
This place has the most terrible climate. The temperature ranges from -2 to +14, there is no warmer here. The main feature is the almost unchanging weather. Z00 days a year it rains and a strong wind blows. It is in this wind that lies all the insidiousness and inhospinity of Cape Horn. The fact is that this wind constantly makes “round-the-world travels”, flying around the planet, without encountering any obstacles. And then a narrow strait arises in his way. Here the wind rages, passing a limited space. Continue reading
Winter Baikal gives tourists ski slopes, snowmobile rides and dog sledding, snowkiting and snowboarding. Winter fishing on Lake Baikal gathers fans of ice fishing for the annual March tournament. Baikal ice is another local phenomenon. Its transparency allows the underwater flora to receive sunlight even in winter.
Winter holidays on Baikal
Fantastic forms of ice, created at the whim of nature, amaze the imagination, and a mystery such as hollow “ice hills” 5-6 meters high still has not been explained by scientists. Another oddity is the giant dark rings (5-7 km) on the ice of Lake Baikal. Satellite photos record their formation in different parts of the lake. The exact mechanism for the appearance of mysterious rings was also not found. Continue reading
Numerous, sometimes the most unexpected and original legends of Lake Baikal testify to the enormous importance that the lake had in the life of people at all times. And not only in terms of hunting, fishing, or any other human activity.
The sacredness of this place is comparable to the riddles of Stonehenge or the Nazca Plateau. Even the winds here have their names and their legends. The most famous of these places of power are Olkhon and Cape Ryty.
Scientists suggest that the age of Lake Baikal is about 30 million years. The first man’s sites on its shores are 20–25 thousand years old. By human standards, this is only three weeks from the life of an eighty-year-old man. Continue reading