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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:37 am 
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I was looking at the kayak link posted under Russian boats and found my way to this link of three guys taking a several day trip (5 days maybe?) in three interesting overloaded folding kayaks.

It's a whole bunch of entertaining pictures - with a fair bit of text all in Russian? - with an underlying theme of 'Just do it.' Looks like they had a pretty good time. Check it out.

http://iv70.narod.ru/IV4/PISEC10/PIsEC.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:47 am 
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Looks like fun. I must try and learn Russian (again) one of these days. Probably the best way would be to actually go on a trip there. You'd be amazed how much easier foreign languages become after two or three of those bottles of fire water! :shock:

Thanks for the link. (I wonder where they were.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:50 pm 
Crazy... Must be late in the fall, look at that frost on the table in the morning. When temperature drops below +7C in the night (46F), it's already too cold to my taste. The whole trip was only 5 or 6 days, though (numbers at the page bottom).


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Very cool. Looks like they had a good supply of the most important essential...booze!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:04 am 
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Ha, very true! How about the rifle?!

There's a slogan at the very end that I think might be latin, maybe french?, that appears to have something to do with navigation. Can anyone translate?

Also found two interesting links in the story. First one is right above picture #13 and goes to a group of shots of the white kayak sailing - some interesting interior shots of the boat as well.

There's another link by the church photo that takes you to a bunch more church photos. At least one of these guys seems pretty interested in the way some of these buildings were constructed and how they are holding up.

Kinda neat to go through these again. They sure had some obstacles in their path, some nice open water as well.

Cheers!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:19 am 
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DLee wrote:
There's a slogan at the very end that I think might be latin, maybe french?, that appears to have something to do with navigation. Can anyone translate?
D

Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse
You are right, Latin: to navigate (or sail) is necessary, to live is not necessary.

I feel I ought to be able to provide a more pithy translation than that, but you get the gist.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:00 pm 
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Here is a time when ' pictures are worth a 1000 words ' and in this case in Russian! From what I can gather, it looks like October.....somehow one word at least looked like October.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:03 am 
Or early November. The trip was 5 days, most likely long weekend, and there is only one holiday in the fall - November 7. Used to be the "October Revolution Day" - when Lenin's gang arrested the parliament in 1917 (end of October by earlier calendars). I think it's still a holiday, - none of the former national holidays were repealed after Soviet regime collapsed, AFAIK.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:44 am 
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Great adventure, indeed.
About date, it was in October from 3. to 8.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:54 pm 
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The story is worth reading. translate.google.com could translate most of the page. Just enter the url http://iv70.narod.ru/IV4/PISEC10/PIsEC.html of the page.

Google Chrome recognizes the page as Russian and asks if you want the page translated.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:22 am 
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Thanks John, that really was worth reading. Wish the translation had been a little better in parts, but overall not so bad.

I like his writing.

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