Chupa

Chupa - village in Republic of Karelia. Here we met nice crew of sailing boat named "Bravo" and started our 10 days trip.

Chupa
Bio Station

Scientists of Zoological Institute of St.Petersburg work here. We made a walk around station to make these nice pictures.

Bio Station
Son Island

Mussel plantations are on Son Island. Mussel are growing along the long rope that is going from the big black floating tube to the bottom of sea. The building that you can see on pictures was build about 100 years ago.

Son Island
Trout Rriver

Trouts live in such a nice river. We didn't catch any. It was impossible to fish there for a long time because of huge crowds of mosquitos.

Trout Rriver
Cod Fishing

Cod fishing was very interesting. We were fishing from rocks and from boat at full sea. It's very easy to fish cod as well as uneateble small fish always coming with it.

Cod Fishing
White Sea Rock Islands

There are no two islands in White Sea look like each other. All islands are so different and so beutiful.

White Sea Rock Islands
Sailing

Our longest sea pass was over 11 hours. We used this time to take lessons of sailing, to enjoy nice pictures around and to sleep :)

Sailing
Umba

Umba - village situated over Polar Circle, but we didn't feel it. Weather was very nice, only one day was raining.

Umba
Hunchback Salmon Fishing

Salmon fish are spawning the end of july and beginning of august. To fish spawning fish in river isn't hard, but it still requires special knowledge and good skills.

Hunchback Salmon Fishing
Labirinth of Chupa

Thousands of years ago ancient tribes of saams living in this area built this stone labirinth. Here is one of many labyrinths of White Sea.

Labirinth of Chupa