The country my native is wide …. Where to spend holidays? Solokh - the Aul of
When a limit of means does dreams of travel almost unreal, the despondency and melancholy attacks, arise the bothered images of the stuffy apartment and the TV as satellites of summer holiday in the head, to pertinently remember words from a song: “The country my native is wide, it is a lot of in it the woods, fields and the rivers …“ From a song of the word will not throw out therefore further it is worth reflecting where it is possible to breathe in plenty, or to inhale will, generally, is free to breathe. In a word, to feel free and independent: to be exempted from oppression of a civilization, duties and obligations, need and conventions, to inhale a drink of freshness and novelty, to approach as much as possible the nature and to incorporate its magic energy.
Among immense open spaces of our Homeland there are still settlements which are not spoiled by a civilization, progress and commerce, without the status of the untwisted tourist objects, organically entered in the surrounding nature which kept the primitive beauty.
Sometimes even in thoughts it is difficult to lose habitual comfort and rough communications, to refuse idle noise and vanity. When it is possible to separate itself from an urbanization, to transfer the thoughts and is closer than itself to primitiveness and pristineness, the award does not keep waiting long. You receive it wholly in the form of tranquility and confidence, tranquility, a charge of cheerfulness and forces granted by the mother - the nature.
How to find the place which does not call tourists numerous advertizing, but can replace to you the best resorts of the world?
I have acquaintances who regularly travel with the maximum economy of means. Having received geographical data on the object interesting them, find in the reference book of coordinate of rural administration, school or other municipality (because similar information is always present at reference books) and appeal to find a temporary shelter. Stipulate the price. As a rule, in unsophisticated travel business places it is quite accepted. In small settlements people are often kinder, more sincere, more amicable therefore in all cases my acquaintances receive the treasured address and, previously having agreed with good-natured owners, go to have a rest. For the present this way did not misfire.
So long introduction is made by me to prepare the reader for the narration about the settlement on which modest lodges there are no plates “the room surrenders“. In the majority of them there is no hot water, visit of a bathroom is accompanied by walk on fresh air. Shopping is excluded too as in simple rural little shops sell only essentials. All these shortcomings wholly pay off proximity of the nature of surprising beauty and crystal-clear water of life, air, free from harmful impurity.
In only 50 km from the resort town of Sochi and 35 km from the settlement of Dagomys, on the left bank of the river of Shakhe at the height of 660 m above sea level at the foot of mountains of the Caucasian ridge Teeth, Shakhan and Short-haired the mountain village of Solokh - the Aul is located. The village is well known to fans of tourism as through it there pass walking routes on top of the Caucasian Ridge Fisht and Lagonaki`s plateau. If you are not attracted by a fate to stamp with a backpack many kilometers, rolling in sweat, to storm passes, to break to inaccessible tops or health does not allow to transfer considerable physical activities, rest to Solokh - the Aul nevertheless can bring you the mass of positive emotions and pleasant feelings.
What to do in Solokh - the Aul if you not the tourist? for Hours can admire
right on the spot a magnificent panorama of the Caucasus Mountains, to derive inspiration, looking at the tops covered with clouds, an unruffled surface and scintillating splashes of the fast mountain river, fancy drawing of steep rocks, dense kroner of century trees. Looking from a steep down or throwing back the head to catch a look mountain peak, to catch feeling of height and to obey its greatness. Being in the center of the stone massif, to feel a microscopic helpless being, at the same time taking itself for a part of this creation of the nature, to be filled with its force and power. Under the influence of these forces wordly vanity is removed on a background, earlier important it seems unnecessary and senseless, reconsider priorities, try to penetrate into an essence, still unknown.
It is possible to walk the whole day in the shady woods, hiding under dense foliage from dangerous blows of ultraviolet rays, heat and dust, inhaling a smell of plants in wonderful mix with oxygen. The charter to lie down on a forest cover under branches of a shady tree, to take a nap hour or so to see the fantastic dreams granting dreams. To bathe in the cool fast stream running from mountains. To allow it to carry away your body, to stretch on pebbles which, like hands of the first-class massage therapist, will knead it, will call stagnant blood in skin and muscles, granting youth and beauty; or to arrange a hydromassage: to rest against a big stone, resisting a current pressure and to assume blows of water streams.
At desire it is possible to visit the Krestovaya Pustyn Monastery formed in 2000 in honor of Erection of the Lord`s Life-giving Cross. For some it becomes a main goal of travel.
One more sight - the museum of the Russian tea in the house - I. A. Koshman`s estate. - the Aul in 1901 the hardworking and persistent peasant brought to Solokh from Georgia seeds of tea-plants. Thanks to its persistence and commitment Solokh - the Aul became the homeland of the most northern tea in the world. After excursion it is pleasant to drink a tea on a spacious verandah, with pancakes and pies, with honey from the apiary located right there, nearby. Tea with which treat tourists gathers and processed manually from that first plantation of Koshman. She is more than 100 years old, but tea turns out just unique.
If you have a desire and you will find forces for longer pedestrian walks, then will be soon rewarded for the works. From Koshman`s house are in kilometer a canyon of a stream Rocky and the Crying Rocks falls, surprising on the beauty.
Having had even more than strength and patience for 3 - 4 km of travel, you will get to the “Valley of dolmens“ presented by several monuments of megalytic culture dated 6 - 3 thousand years BC. Numerous legends and hypotheses accompany them, but nobody definitely knows whom, as well as for what they were constructed. Travel is connected with a certain extreme: the bridge over the raging stream of the mountain river is in a deplorable state. It is possible to simplify a task and to use services of local population with all-terrain vehicles.
Higher Solokh - the Aul approximately in 20 km is located Babuk - the Aul from which there is a pedestrian footpath to Huko`s lake located at ridge top (height of 1740 m). The lake is famous for the most beautiful nature and panoramic views of Mount Fisht. The lake - dead, does not follow from it any stream, there live neither fishes, nor other living creatures. Around absolute silence and silence. This place is considered sacred at Adyghe.
Travel quite difficult, but at desire and persistence it is possible to receive unforgettable impressions.
Travel business in the village is modestly presented small is sports - an improving complex and a camp site of Soviet period. There are two cafes, enough remote from each other. One of them is at entry into the village on the brink of abrupt deepest break. When you look down, the head is turned. The provident owner blocked edge the metal gauze therefore it is possible to look long from break and not to be afraid to fall. There is an observation deck with which the magnificent view on mountains opens.
Having missed cultural leisure, it is possible to go to Sochi. Several times a day the regular bus goes. However frequent trips will be tiresome. Solokh - the Aul - the excellent vacation spot for fans of rest and silence, inspiring proximity of the nature.