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Kamchatka, Raduga River - part 2

Before the trip upriver we have met the local fishermen. We wanted to gather some info on the sport-fishing in the Bering Sea near the mouth of the Kamchatka River. The local fishermen catch mostly Pacific cod; other fish including halibut are also present in the area. This self-made sea tackle comparing with the modern gear looks very rough. It is exactly what you need if the expected catch could be hundreds of kilograms of cod and other fish.
Alt-kamchatka - cod tackle The downriver view in Ust-Kamchatsk. The sea is to the right from the mountain chain at the background, and the Nerpichie Lake - to the left.
Alt-Kamchatka river Ust-Kamchatsk We are going up the Kamchatka River. In its lower part the river is wide and shallow. Today it is easy to see the active Shiveluch volcano which is often hiding in the clouds. Alt-Kamchatka river shiveluch volcano Shiveluch: the main summit (3283 m) to the right, the new erupting summit (2800 m) to the left. Alt-Kamchatka river shiveluch volcano The Raduga River is a left tributary to Kamchatka, which mouth is 35 km upstream Ust-Kamchatsk Alt-Kamchatka Raduga river In the lower reaches of the Raduga is a site of the town of Nizhnekamchatsk. This is one of the oldest towns of the peninsula. Nizhne-Kamchatsk was founded at this site in 1732. A wooden stockaded town of the same name was constructed in 1703 at the distance of 90 km upstream from the Raduga. That first town was burned during the riot of the native Kamchadal people in 1731, and was constructed again near the Raduga R. mouth. Here you see the Nizhnekamchatsk - as a local artist sees it. The town used to have a log stockade, but it is absent at the picture.
Alt-nizhnekamchatsk The town of Nizhnekamchatsk was right here.. Alt-nizhnekamchatsk 1740 wooden church Only a wooden church had remained from the town. Alt-nizhnekamchatsk 1740 wooden church This wooden church was constructed around 1740 - it is the oldest church at the Peninsula. Alt-nizhnekamchatsk 1740 wooden church To be continued...