Eh, tired of the Crimean beaches! I want a lake with a tent, catch a fish… And what in Ukraine the most famous lake? Of Course, Shatsky!
To get on Shatsky lakes from Kiev is possible by two routes. The first runs along Warsaw highway (Kyiv-Korosten-Sarny-Kovel) to Lyuboml, where you turn right, to, after passing another 40 kilometers, to be actually in the Shack. The second goes through Zhitomir, Novohrad-Volynsky, Rivne, Lutsk and Kovel, where the two roads converge. What is the difference between these routes? “the son” slightly shorter (550 km against 580 “Rivne” the road), but in the first half (Kiev – Sarna) worse on the part of the pavement, permanently “investigated” repair and road services, and not very scenic. «Rivne” the route takes 8 hours – 30 minutes longer than on “the son”, but it is consistently good road surface and lots of attractions. That’s why we decided to pay more attention to the second option.
The first and only
The quality of highway M06 (E40) on the interval Kiev-Zhitomir because of the proximity to the capital is beyond praise; for the same reason does not cause problems and its infrastructure.After turning to Novograd-Volynskiy asphalt surface becomes slightly (but only slightly) worse, the four-lane road is narrowed by half, and cafes and gas stations are becoming rarer. This continues all the way to the Lyuboml, but after turning on the Shatsk the quality of asphalt pavement increases dramatically: the site Lyuboml – the shack is just gorgeous! Continue reading
The world around us is constantly changing. Move the continents to subside, or, on the contrary, the mountains are growing, spreading, or lost canyons. Man also tries to measure the forces and capabilities – drills the ground for miles to suck out the hydrocarbons, blasts rocks, dries up rivers and wetlands, reservoir bottles, houses and roads. But if natural objects may be hundreds of millions of years, the human is much less.
80 years ago near the village of Shabrovski talc quarry earned. The man began to delve into a monolithic rock, gnawing from magnesite (talc) bricks, of which I was well to make the blast furnace for the young Soviet metallurgical industry. But the years passed, technology changed, and in 1974, the quarry stopped working. What happened to him and what will happen in a thousand years? I will try to explain.
We were passing shabrovski talc plant. Once it was the industrial pride of the country:
Here a narrow-gauge railway operated:
One of the paths toward career leads through the hole in the fence:
Behind him lies a vast field of broken marble:
Finally, we see a brown sign with a stern warning Continue reading