And So On To Petrozadovsk

It’s snowing!


So you know what that means?!


Yes… It’s finally WARM enough to snow!


By now I shouldn’t be surprised that things work a little different here in Russia… Unlike Norway where the temperature gradually fell as I moved north, here things seem a little more sudden. 3 days ago in Belomorsk the temperature was an average of -18C and here just 250km to the south it’s -1C today!


Now in ‘real’ terms that means: one less pair of socks, no snow jacket and no snow pants, no thermal sweatpants, no hat, no gloves, no snow boots, about 20 minutes less dressing time, and no ice inside the rooftent.


That doesn’t mean it won’t get colder as I move towards Moscow and the south, being on a huge lake like the Onega, Petrozavodsk has its own micro climate…. But it’s still a pleasant change.


With 250,000 inhabitants Petrozavodsk is the biggest town I’ve been in for a while. Located on the northern shore of Lake Onega it’s about 450 km to St Petersburg from here. As part of the White Sea Canal system the lake has a major port and some rather sizable freight ships… all a little unusual for a lake.

Lakeside Port

Lakeside Port

Though with 3 foot of ice and snow on the lake, everything is on hold for the summer thaw….


Not.....

Not.....

.... Going.....

.... Going.....

...Anywhere....

...Anywhere....

But as usual, the locals manage to overcome…..


ice fishing

ice fishing

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