Young people of Sakhalin was made a naval expedition to the island of Kunashir
Extraordinary expedition along the island Kunashir (southern Kuriles) has committed a group of tourists from Sakhalin – acquainted with the harsh beauties of the participants in the mobile camp of the Center of youth tourism, members and volunteers of the boomerang club went on a sailing catamaran, sea kayak and motor boat.
As noted in the boomerang club, tourists on the Islands the phenomenon is not rare, you can meet people from every corner of our vast country, as, indeed, of aliens, for example, before the island was visited by the Swedes. However, the youth surprised the local old-timers. Even the soldiers of the Outpost “Lagoon” during the morning exercise ran up to take pictures with the unusual Smoked by the courts.
For three weeks a group of 17 people visited almost all major attractions of Kunashir. Cape stolbchaty is one of the business cards of the most southern Islands of the Great ridge – examined not only from the sea and land, but also underwater, where magnificent natural sculpture is no less exciting. Limestone pillars plus clear water of the sea of Okhotsk create the impression of some ancient monument, passing into the blue abyss.
Movement by sea was complicated by weather conditions, on Kunashir weather can change several times a day. Travellers repeatedly came under heavy rain a few kilometers from the place where the sun was shining brightly.
In those days, when the weather is not allowed to move by sea, tourists get acquainted with the island that is called “on foot”. They visited the Caldera of Golovnin volcano in the nature reserve “kurilskiy” and were able to see volcanic lakes and Boiling Hot. The following were the Mendeleev volcano, the Hot springs beach, Bay Alyokhina and “rock climbing” mud spring.
The pleasant surprise was the meeting with the local fauna – numerous snakes and Skinks, and Mink whale (the minke whale), who has repeatedly shown his back out of the water during the journey.
In General, sea passage along the Kunashir was successful, given that the locations visited Sakhalin as a tourist for Kurilian often remain unexplored. A white spot only remained proudly rising up the volcano a tyatya, but this island travelers intend to improve in the next campaigns.