The largest lake of the Balkan Peninsula — Skadar — is located on the territory of two States, and the majority (around 2/3 of the lake) this unique natural site belongs to Montenegro, and the rest — Albania. From both countries the lake and the surrounding land are considered strictly protected and are under state protection, so the Montenegrin coast of Skadar lake was declared a national Park.
Location: lake Skadar is located in the South-Eastern part of Montenegro on the land of three municipalities: Podgorica. Cetinje and Bar .
The main wealth of the Skadar lake — its unique flora and fauna
Skadar lake is situated in Zeta-Skadar valley, between the Dinaric highlands on one side and the mountain range Prokletije. Its length — is 43 km and width is 26 km. It has an elongated nature, an extremely rugged coastline, much of which is swampy, and the many Islands (up to 50). The average depth of the lake — 6 m, although there are areas with depth up to 60 meters (underwater keys or «eye»). The surface area of the lake varies from 390 km2 in the dry seasons up to 530 km2 at the high water period, such a spill due to the low water level and large swampy lowlands along the edges of the lake.
The lake has a flowing Continue reading
12 September is celebrated as a regional holiday – Day of Baikal.
Day Baikal established in 1999, after turning the lake into the UNESCO world natural heritage site by UNESCO and has since been annually celebrated on the fourth Sunday of August.
Over time the festival has received nationwide and worldwide recognition.
In 2008 the decree of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region “About the day of Baikal in the Irkutsk region” the celebration was moved to the second Sunday of September .
In 2010, the celebration of the Day of Baikal will be held in 15 municipalities of the Irkutsk region. Unique lake will be dedicated, magazine and book exhibitions, quizzes, drawing contests, theatrical performances, environmental games. Baikalo-Lensky reserve will hold an open Day in the Museum and final outputs of the action “March of parks”. At the Institute of geography, Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences held a round table “Development of ecotourism in the Baikal natural territory”.
In Irkutsk on September 12 – on the Day of Baikal – scheduled meetings with scientists baicaliidae, thematic literary Playground “Poetry of Baikal”, a procession along the embankment of the Angara river, the results of the contest “Seven pearls of the Baikal region” Continue reading
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Yesterday, together with the user Badwolf, I decided to go to the lake Ritsa. Initially, the trip was planned from Sochi with a guided tour, but on Sunday visits, there was not, so we went to Gagra and decided to look for tour from there.
She was found almost immediately, 450 p we were offered a tour of the lake Ritsa. Note that from Sochi tour is worth 1200r. and it is less interesting, as the only stop in 3 places, tour of Gagra meant a stop at the waterfalls of Male and Female tears, OSPARCOM the canyon, the Blue lake, the observation deck “farewell homeland”, and directly on the lake. Also, for an additional cost of 200p. we were offered to go for another waterfalls Bird’s beak and Dairy, as well as view of the lake from the height of bird flight. It I all to what the tour from Abkhazia not only more profitable, but also more interesting. The place is very beautiful in the way quite a lot, so I decided to break my story into several parts to show more.
The first attraction on the way to Ritsa lake is a waterfall Women’s tears.
The legend says that she lived in the edge of a shepherds ‘ family. Beautiful daughter went to the river to herd goats and sing to her fiance. Young love was so strong, and the songs so lovely that the local mermaids took fierce Continue reading