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At 7 am, arrived at the dairy foggy Irkutsk. The tram with checks instead of tickets arrived at the campus and checked into a hostel with stunning views Angara.
After passing through the streets of the writer's poetic and Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, we were on the spot.
Nastya, our guide, has held an entertaining tour of the city despite the 30-degree heat.
Heard about the second part of the legendBaikaland Angara, scratched hare near the monument to Peter and Fevronia, jumped on the bridge. Then it all scattered — who tees for those in the museum.
Home we went through the children's railway and the bridge over the Angara with spectacular views.
At 8:00 we boarded the train at the station and the tour began. On the road, we were shown a number of small films about Baikal, its flora, fauna, history, etc. The first stop was Sludyanka with marble station and drizzle. Then the rain stopped and the whole day was overcast but warm.
The beauty of window types do not transmit none photos, I look and see all the crowd so we leaned out of the open windows. Who fotkal who admired and shouting in the tunnels, waving to people on the hiking parking. There were a few stops along the way.
The whole train dumped on nature and was photographed and taken to climb. On the longest stop we swam in Lake Baikal nogosvodyaschem and ate freshly smoked fish.
Conductor requests for boiling water so shook their that once again he has given us already two teapot. Still wondering how we drink so fast.
By the end of the road and began to entertain themselves and others singing with a guitar, which hang on a ferry across the Angara, resumed the bus.
In the morning, had breakfast at the buffet and obschazhnom went to Listvyanka (which came the day before the ferry). There is a modern Baikal Museum. Had a wonderful tour guide. The exhibition begins with the formation of the Earth. Stands with different periods (Archean, Paleozoic, etc.) equipped with screens, which shows what happens at this time on Earth. From the formation of the first bacteria to tremendous dinosaurs.
Then stand with the stages of the formation of several lakes Baikal and its modern relief. According to the team, jumping the whole group, we tested the sensitivity of seismic instruments installed in the museum.
Further facilities with chuchelko fish and small animals inhabiting Lake Baikal and its surroundings.
The main thing, of course, isseal. It is kind of the northern seals, as it is believed that she came into the lake from the Arctic Ocean through the ancient river, but later changed. It feeds mainly seal very oily fish golomyanka, and indeed quite zhirnenky. Diving to a depth of 400 m and may be submerged for up to 40 minutes. Their major rookery is on Ushkaniye Islands, where in the hall on the 3rd floor is an online broadcast. Then there are aquariums with Baikal fish, crustaceans and most importantly — seals. The museum has two of them — Baby and Muska. It is impossible to take your eyes off these floating tolstopuzatyh barrels.
On the second floor we waited for the laboratory, where, after a short lecture about Zhuchko-crustaceans Baikal gave admire them in microscopes. Felt again in the school biology class.
On the third floor — an exhibition of photographs most luxurious lake.
After the museum we went to the chair ski lift, to look at the Baikal from the o
bservation deck. When we went down, it was too late, and some of the guys caught the car, and I have three children spontaneously rushed to the ferry port Baikal, where they rented a house, buying sweets at a shop owner and a very soulful house-sat for a chat over tea for two ogarochkah found candles.
Port Baikal was a cozy village, in which there is not even the police, keep the door open, and local alcoholic bottles instead of begging a declaration of love saleswomen.