July 21, 2015. Kanin Nos
We cross the Throat of the White Sea in the afternoon; the weather is excellent, the sun shines and the sea is calm. The nearby military training exercises give us a pause to test the equipment installed in Murmansk: winches and an A-frame. The LMSU Marine Research Center specialists conduct first research activities. We arrive at Kanin Nos in the evening.
Cape Kanin Nos – the border between the White Sea and the Barents Sea – is virtually uninhabited. Only weather station employees live here all year round; the vessels – a stone's throw away – pass by. A navigationally significant location is practically abandoned. We disembark for an hour to have a look at the shore and take photos. This place is considered to be very windy, but we are lucky, as the wind speed is only up to 5 m/s, and it starts to drizzle.
Grey coast, washed by the sea, grey sea and grey water – it always looks like that in summer. Soon we will remember sparse vegetation of Kanin Nos as an example of lush flora. Relatively high grass grows in a small gulley. Because of the time shortage we cannot stay here for the whole day; however, there are a lot of curious locations: vast area, buildings, and a lighthouse.