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Old Posted Aug 23, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Siberia from North to East. Part 3 : Along the Yenisei

So here is the third thread about the trip I've just done in Siberia.
You can see the first pics about Norilsk here : Siberia from North to East. Part 1 : Norilsk
And the pics about Dudinka here : Siberia from North to East. Part 2 : Dudinka

So we took the boat at Dudinka to go up the river as far as Ienisseisk (or Yeniseisk). The terminus for the boat was actually Krasnoyarsk, even more to the south.
It was a 4 days trip (about 1,500 or 2,000 km). As we were heading down to the south, each day was shorter and warmer than the one before. We went through areas of very low density, with only taïga in sight and, no more than two or three times a day, village of a few dozens houses.

1- In the command cabin (we could enter it thanks to our guide who knew the vice-captain of the boat) :


2- The vice-captain :


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4- A village in sight :


5- Each time we came along a village where the boat couldn't properly stop (because there wasn't a quay), half-dozen of little motor boats headed towards the boat to take (or bring) a passenger or some goods


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9- Hours laters, arriving at Igarka by a semi-polar night (day ?). there is a quay this time. Igarka is somewhat a big town for the region :


10- Not to many pics of Igarka. It was too dark :


11- Some pics of the inside of our boat (this is the first class where I had the luck to have my cabin) :


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13- Second day on the boat :


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22- First cows seen in my trip :


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50- In this village lost in the middle of Siberia, by a hot afternoon with an air filled by mosquitos, entering this church where three veiled women were singing incomprehensible (for me) prayers, surrounded by hundreds of icons... this was a very special moment. I did not take pics of the inside :


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59- A double rainbow !


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76- These young guys with full beards are actually "Old Believers". They are some kind of "Amish" but within the Orthodox Church. They live in very isolated areas of Siberia :


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120- I almost forget to say that our boat is named after a famous soviet soldier, Alexander Matrosov :


Next thread will be about the end of this boat trip and the towns of Podtesovo and Ienisseïsk.
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Old Posted Aug 23, 2011, 11:42 PM
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That's some intense stuff, I cannot imagine just how huge and empty Siberia is firsthand. You see it on a map, but being there must bring it to a whole other level.

Thanks for this series, it's been great to follow!
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I am loving this series and grateful to you.
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2000km in 4 days is pretty fast for a boat, no?
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2000km in 4 days is pretty fast for a boat, no?
20 km/h. Not so fast.
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Siberia is very interesting to me, you dont see many pictures of it. Thank you.
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Compared to your last two threads this is pleasantly verdant lol. The locals look far less hard-up as well. I can't wait to see what the rest of this series brings... this is truly incredible work.
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Nice pictures. I never heard of Old Believers. You captured life in the interior well.
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I am so impressed by your trip! Thanks for another great thread. Love the boat! It's so hard to imagine how it would be to live in a desolate place like these.
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Another thrilling installment. The cities of this region seem hellish enough... I cannot imagine what it would be like to live in one of the small villages.

I enjoy the photos of the little boats coming out to the ship... great shots of cows, sky, water, trees and scattered houses.

I love the building in photo #52.

How was the food in Vorogovo?
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I am really enjoying the tour. Thanks for posting these.

Are those ice fishing houses on the riverbank in some of the photos?
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Wonderful!

Thank you for showing us a part of the world we would otherwise never see.
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I'm thoroughly enjoying these photos, and I found the photos of the boat's interior and mechanical areas particularly interesting; it's beautiful and appears very well-maintained and up to date.
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Seeing the people and the faces are the most fascinating part for me.

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Love this series Nantais!

Ton travail est superbe, et même quand l'humain ne fait pas partie du cadre, on sent sa présence. Beaucoup d'humour et de tristesse à la fois, bref de l'émotion sans que celà ne soit forcé.
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Thanks to all for the comments.


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How was the food in Vorogovo?
I didn't buy anything at Vorogovo so I can't say. But we always ate very well at the boat restaurant.

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Are those ice fishing houses on the riverbank in some of the photos?
Well, good question. I don't know !

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Ton travail est superbe, et même quand l'humain ne fait pas partie du cadre, on sent sa présence. Beaucoup d'humour et de tristesse à la fois, bref de l'émotion sans que celà ne soit forcé.
Merci beaucoup pour le compliment ! Il est facile de prendre des photos intéressantes dans ce genre d'endroit.
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I just saw this incredible news on internet :
A young brazilian woman, missing for five years, was actually living in a community of Old Believers in the area of Turukhansk (see the pics 37 to 58).
Read the news here :
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/a...ia/443312.html

While crossing these very isolated areas, I wondered how it would be like to settle and live there, to lost myself in the middle of the taiga, to disappear far from the "civilization".
A romantic idea, I know.
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What a great way to see a unique and isolated part of Russia. I'm not sure if I would ever want to get into one of those little boats to shuttle ashore. Nice photos, thanks!
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I get the feeling that these areas are what the mississippi river valley in the US looked like 200 years ago. Without all the machines and boats obviously. Very cool tour.
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Awesome. Out in the middle of no where that's for sure...
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