This is the first descent of Europe’s longest river by kayak from the source in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow to the river’s delta at the Caspian Sea. The Volga traverses 2300 miles (3700 km) through western Russia’s most beautiful countryside with some of the richest history known to man.
TOTAL MILES TO DATE: 2130.09
TOTAL DAYS: 59
MILES COUNTDOWN: 0.00
June 9, 2014
Here is a short clip of the irritating gnats that are "in season" right now. I say, in season, because they are only around for about two short weeks...or long, depending on where you are and what you are doing such as paddling down the river. Pavel (Volgograd) has let me know that it is actually a very light season this year.