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The waterways: Svir River and Lake Lagoda

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Our cruise ship travelled through Lake Onega overnight, and we awoke to find ourselves on the River Svir. This was relatively narrow and lined with pretty forest, small villages of wooden houses and a little industry. Over breakfast our journey on the Svir passed through the southern edge of Lake Lagoda where we saw the impressive Shlisselburg Fortress on a small island. Finally, our cruise ship entered the River Neva which took us to our final destination, St Petersburg. See the link below for views of the waterways in the city.


Crane reflected in the Svir River in Russia
Our ship (bottom right) barely disturbs the calm waters of the Svir River


Early morning on the lovely Svir River in north-western Russia
Early morning on the Svir River
Wooden houses on the banks of the Svir River, north-west Russia
All the houses in this region are wooden
Lock on the Svir River, north-west Russia
The last lock on our journey . . .
Hammer and sickle motif on a lock on the Svir River
. . . is communist built
Lake Lagoda, north-western Russian
We move into Lake Lagoda
Shlisselburg Fortress on Lake Lagoda
Shlisselburg Fortress on Lake Lagoda

The River Neva and other waterways in St Petersburg

 

 

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