Packed our cases in the trailer and we were off.
I was surprised how warm the marble felt.
Above our heads was a zip line. I didn't bother to have a go as it was a very short ride. I preferred the peace of being in a boat with the sound of the water lapping against its sides.
Time to return to the bus and be on our way to our next destination, a typical Karelian village.
The republic of Karelia is a region in northwest Russia bordering Finland. In 1917 Finland declared independence and in the peace settlement Finland ended up ceding a large part of Karelia to the Soviet Union.
The pride of the village is the 250 yr old chapel, Our Lady of Smolensk.
We then had a two hour drive to Petrozavodsk. The hotel was modern and overlooked a huge expanse of water, Lake Onega.