This 20 days vacation you’ve probably never dreamed of. Unforgettable experience in the Karelian forests.
The plans are really impressive – to hunt, fish and even build a new hut. All things (as a whole of 150 kg) are gathered – food, tools, a boat, netting and traps.
The first night by the bank of the river.
Inflated boat doesn’t exactly fit in.
This boat called “Nalim” is 4.4 m long and weights only 9.5 kg.
Though this small bay isn’t frozen, the whole river is. Just a moment before putting off.
The first problem – how to reach the bank?
Attempt to make the boat drifting of the ice.
Madly flailing oars helps to make a narrow water lane.
The ice near the bank turned out to be much more harder. To leave the boat will not solve the problem, because the ice can’t hold the weight of a man.
The only solution is to float further down the river where the course is always fast and the water isn’t frozen.
This is the picture of that very place taken in Spring.
Suddenly under the impact of the wind the frozen layers parted for a second opening the narrow water lane which allowed the boat to successfully land.
Several minutes later the ice layers closed the lane.
This is the place where a hunting hut was situated 15 years ago. Now there is nothing left from it.
Extremely useful thing – a stove
One moment and the tea is ready.
The framework for the future hut.
It’s snowing and the dog got into the food box.
The stove in the corner, pot with water and some firewood.
Other useful things.
Morning exploration of the territory.
Small messy brooks like that one are the perfect place for minks.
It’s time to build a real hut. A good and heavy maul is the first necessity for this work.
Digging up the ground unless it becomes frozen.
Fresh fish as a bait.
Hut resembling an aquarium turned out to be a very cosy apartment.
Plank bed inside.
Reading book in free time.
A radio set and a large piece of bacon definitely serve to make the life better.
At 4 p.m. it’s already dark.
Working in the darkness.
The German axe broken into two.
The work continues.
The dog watching how the work is being done.