July 27, we arrived in Priozersk at 4 am. They inflated inflatable boats and put the car under protection at the boat station. The administrator was surprised: “Just for a day?” Shmutki were loaded into my boat and taking it in tow went on a hike.
We have dedicated this outlet to the Day of the Navy. Though I served on land, but … in the Black Bay, Sokhanin Bay and in the Belush Bay.
Having passed 4 km along the Vuoksi we slipped under the bridge to the northeast reaches. The first thing that caught my eye was the abundance of drunken companies at all sites where you can take shelter. All of them, too, devoted departure to the holiday, but unlike us: there was a drunk mate and shots of fireworks around. In all possible and impossible places, nets were covered.
Pike was not anywhere: it was drained with nets!
We went a couple of kilometers away and landed on a rocky island where no sensible tourist would stick – chaos. In Russian, "devil leg break." We did not drink alcohol and therefore we did not threaten to break our legs. I had stocked kvass and dressing for okroshka. Mixed up. Had breakfast. Let's go fishing. I pulled a 1.7 kg pike out of the door. At Vuoksa, as always, the composite lure of the VUOKSA firm of perch color worked.
Olga got a pike, even larger than mine – by 2 kg.
Then I saw her throw a 500-700 gram over the side of a puppy. Seryoga was with her instead of the rower. In general, we fumbled and without nets. The pikes were lazy and started to beat only on the surface and under the water walked like a bunch of grass.
There were often "perch pots" around. One small striped robber grabbed the tail of my vibratory tail and was released only in the air. I stopped throwing my gear there – I didn’t need a trifle.
The warm weather contributed to the breeding of insects and various dragonflies fluttered around us trustingly and even sat on my camera.
The watery buckwheat has flowered colorfully.
In general, nature melted from the heat, and we suffered from the heat. It was pleasing that on the nose Ilyin's day and the ratio of the length of the day and the night would change – the ratio would change with warming up during the day and cooling down overnight. Cooling at night will exceed the heat of the day. Our ancestors pagans said that swimming will not be so comfortable. This pleased the fact that in the forests and on the shores there will be less turiya with their poaching networks.
After lunch on the island and processing the trophies, we moved to the base by taking a picture of the island in farewell.