Zaporozhets to the Arctic circle arrived in a rubber boat for two months

Запорожец до Полярного круга добрался на резиновой лодке за два месяца

Zaporozhets to the Arctic circle arrived in a rubber boat for two months [Photos]
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Raw fish chugunok in Siberia is considered a delicacy. Photo: personal archive of the traveler.

Traveler embarked on an adventurous tour, to bring to life the dream of youth.

Tent, a pot, flashlight, small supply of food – that’s all it took Vladimir Suprunenko on a long journey to one of the longest rivers in the world.
Go all the Yenisei, the man decided on a very simple rubber boat with oars. This craft several times almost sank when the river began to rage.

I often wonder how I could decide on such a journey. But realized dream. In his youth thought about how to go to Siberia and walk all the way along the river, says 61-year-old traveler Volodymyr Suprunenko.

Запорожец до Полярного круга добрался на резиновой лодке за два месяца

Vladimir Suprunenko was on my boat 1700 miles. Photo: personal archive of the traveler.

In principle, the tourists had embarked on a similar journey. Yet the brave souls who dared to challenge the mighty river a bit. During the trip, Vladimir unwittingly believed in the old legends about the spirit Keeper of the Yenisei and the adjacent forests. When walking on the river or went to the beach a traveler all the time listening to the strange sounds. Like the tent, the rain beats, but the street is dry.

Запорожец до Полярного круга добрался на резиновой лодке за два месяца

That’s the simple way Siberians brought the traveler to their villages. Photo: personal archive of the traveler.

– The secret in the river there. Often disturbing to the soul was, – said Vladimir Pavlovich. – But the people there are very welcoming. Siberians are renowned for their hospitality. They make me mash on cherries treated, pike at statsci. And another local delicacy was given to try – chugunok. This small fish, which they eat raw. Tear off your head, dip in salt, and mouth. Delicious.

Seeing that the Zaporozhye traveler walking along the river without a fishing rod, the local was very surprised. They say, how can the gifts of the Yenisei not to accept, and without fish food, not the food. In the end, gave Mr rod and a few secrets revealed, as it is better to catch small fish. Thanks to this gift the traveler a hefty pike caught the rest of the way.

Запорожец до Полярного круга добрался на резиновой лодке за два месяца

In the village Dry Tunguska live only two people. Photo: personal archive of the traveler.

Plus Vladimir Pavlovich visited the village, home to just two people. Couples don’t want to leave his Dry Tunguska, where they hunt bears and other animals. Hermits even showed the skin brown potapych.

The hardest part of the tour was not hunger or over to fight, and with mosquitoes and flies. Insects almost stuck plows. Grid, ointment, spray Siberian bloodsuckers uneasy. The benefit of local residents came to help. It turns out, to get rid of mosquitoes need to be smeared with tar. The smell, gnosy can not stand. People, however, are also not thrilled with tar smell, but still better than attack of mosquitoes.

Запорожец до Полярного круга добрался на резиновой лодке за два месяца

It is for this dilapidated sign is the Arctic circle. Photo: personal archive of the traveler.

During the trip, Vladimir Suprunenko collected video material on Siberia, old believers, the hermits, the Yenisei, about how went from Krasnoyarsk to the Arctic ocean. And now going to release the popular science film about his expedition to the Arctic circle.

Reference “KP”

Passed 1700 miles.
Spent on trip – 2 months.
Left – 8 thousand hryvnia.

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