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Shatskiye lakes And no sharks!

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 lake Balaton

Balaton – the largest lake in Eastern Europe. Its length is nearly 80 km, and width ranges from 14 to 1.5 km (at the narrowest point of the Peninsula Tisane cuts it almost in half). Due to the small depth (average 3-4 m) in summer, its waters heat up quickly at least to 22 degrees, and in late August – even before 28. However, in winter the lake is often ice is formed thicker than ten centimetres.

The shoreline of lake Balaton is quite varied – North shore is very different from the South. In Northern – beaches is relatively small, and the slope of the bottom is such that after 30 meters from the shore the person is fully immersed in water. But on the South shore, the depth increases very slowly, so even non-swimmers can move away from the shore to 500 m. the Most popular Eastern shore, especially by the lovers of bathing on Sunny days.

Despite the fact that people lived on the shores of the lake for thousands of years, these beaches appeared only in the XIX century. Visited them only the representatives of the higher strata of society. The situation began to change only in 50-ies of the last century. Then the government of the socialist party began to promote “rest Continue reading

The world around us is constantly changing

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

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