It's morning in Kargopol. The tranquility of Onega and the city itself. Hang your legs to the river, lie down on the wooden bridge of the pier. Breathe.
One of those cities that is pleasant to wander the streets without a target and still stumble upon something interesting. Here a complex stone carving adorns the cathedral. There is a bell tower next to which you can climb, to see the city from above. The bells ring over the city every day at 12 o'clock in the afternoon.
The ruins of the stone church also fit perfectly into the local landscape. The whole surrounding area is reminiscent of shots from Kusturica's films. We leave the Kargopol area behind.
Lovely food market is open from 9am to 6pm. Fresh food without extra charge. We buy what we need for a picnic and drive to the huge lake.
We decided to have a snack outdoors. There are practically no people, though the weather is good and we are on the city beach. You can't see the other side. The waves are noisy. The clay bottom and the long entry into the water. Like in the Baltic Sea, to dive, you have to go three shoals.
This church has been to the gym. It's not the most dramatic story. The bell tower offers a wonderful view of Belozersk, its churches and the huge lake.
Evening Kirillov. Cozy, warm, nourishing. Prices are discouragingly low.