Обкатка на Волге
Итоги ходовых испытаний катамарана в майские праздники. Вывод 1. руки таки помнят. Оказалось достаточным сделать лишь несколько галсов, чтобы вспомнить основные приемы управления парусами и катамараном. Вывод 2. Катамаран практически готов к Белому морю. Практически это потому, что нужно совсем немножко докрутить систему подъема шверта и руля, а также починить то, что мы сломали во время экспериментов. Вывод 3. Пожалуй, на Белом нужен экипаж минимум из 3х человек. Хотя, может быть нам было немного неуютно чисто из-за непривычки. На небольших майских шкваликах катамаран начинал делат
Тема катамарана раскрыта
Когда у меня появилась идея совершить морское путешествие, а именно пройти 600 километров по Белому морю с заходом на Соловки, я сначала думал взять парусный катамаран в аренду. Однако, все катамараны, которые я смог найти в различных прокатах туристического снаряжения, оказались малопригодны для похода по Белому. Точнее, на них можно ходить по Белому морю хорошую погоду и на небольшие расстояния. От идеи купить новый катамаран я тоже достаточно быстро отказался. Варианты, которые меня устраивают по характеристикам, стоят слишком дорого в текущей ситуации. Ну а варианты подешевле покуп
Русский север: Белое море
В водах описываемого района отмечается разрушительная деятельность морских древоточцев. Здесь обитает сверлящий ракообразный древоточец лимнория Свечение моря. В описываемом районе наблюдаются искрящееся, разлитое и вспышковое свечение. Искрящееся свечение обусловлено вспышками света, излучаемого микроскопическими и мелкими морскими организмами (ночесветка, рачок метридия) в виде искорок и проблесков. Оно имеет светло-зеленый или серебристо-белый цвет. Интенсивность свечения увеличивается при механическом воздействии: волнении, прохождении судна и т.п. Вероятнее всего искрящееся
I'm in Kathmandu
All cordons have been passed! I m in Kathmandu. And today is the day of pleasant surprises. I am getting closer to the starting point on the Great Himalayan Trail. And it would be much more difficult for me to make this start without the help of many people, thanks to whom you will often see in my posts. Today I want to thank Igor Vishnyakov and the Finbridge company - without their help it would have been much more difficult for me to be in Kathmandu today. Thank you! With the documents for entering Nepal, everything turned out to be easier than it was when boarding a plane in Moscow. B
To Start!
Do you remember I wrote that I will start in Nepal on July 14? But: I changed tickets and have flown out today. And now I am already in the transit zone in Istanbul - I am waiting for a flight to Kathmandu. It s too early to say that everything is fine - I still need to overcome the formalities upon arrival in Nepal. There are few requirements: a hotel reservation (from a list approved by the government of Nepal), a completed questionnaire from a special Nepalese website ( and a fresh PCR test. A snag is with this very test. Not that I have it not fresh. Very fresh, just fr
The ice is almost broken!
The ice has not yet broken, but it has already cracked and stirred! The immigration office in Nepal promised to issue all the necessary permits for the Great Himalayan Trail. Of course, after I have been quarantined for 7 days in Kathmandu. Domestic flights around the country have resumed, the lockdown in Kathmandu is almost cancelled. I already have a ticket to Nepal in my pocket (for July 14th), all that remains is to comply with a few formalities for entry. I remind you that you still can join me on any part of my route and the actual schedule is published on the project website.
Stabilizer Zhiyun Crane-M2
I m still in Moscow. But all the equipment for the Great Himalayan Trail has already been collected, it only needs to be put everything into a backpack. Today I tested the wonderful Zhiyun Crane-M2 stabilizer provided by the project partners, along with excellent Hoya filters and a Joby tripod. I m just a beginner blogger, but I already know that no one will watch videos with unstable images and disgusting sound. And I would like the beauty of the Great Himalayan Trail to be seen by as many people interested in travel as possible. The stabilizer weighs a pound, which is a lot in my situ
Got Visa!
Had got a visa to Nepal. In general, there is nothing complicated: fill out and print a questionnaire on the Immigration office website, hotel reservations for 10 days (hotels are selected from the list on the Nepal tourism board website, reservations are made through, insurance that covers COVID-19 issues for the entire duration of stay, passport (more than 6 months before the expiration date) and visa payment in dollars (no change). The visa is made right on the day of application. But the planned start date had to be shifted. There are still restrictions in Kathmandu, th
About coronavirus in the Himalayas
Got the first coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V . On this occasion, I would like to note a few points: There are no vaccination queues. Well, that is, absolutely no one in queue. The whole procedure, together with the defrosting of the vaccine, took about 15 minutes, and, on the recommendation of the doctors, I waited in the corridor for half an hour on in case of whatever happens. Why am I getting vaccinated just now?
How to prepare for mountain trekking?
What physical condition is needed for trekking in the Himalayas? And how do I prepare for the five month trip? In fact, I haven’t done much preparation so far. Well, more precisely, I did not do anything beyond the usual gymnastics. A bit of stretching in the morning, jogging two to three times a week, a little exercise with weights for your chest and back.

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