Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lake Baikal

This is the baby Nerpa seal that we were lucky to catch on the camera. Did you know that the Nerpa only lives in Lake Baikal? Lake Baikal is approx. 25,ooo,ooo years old, and has thousands of species, and Lake Baikal is the only place on Earth they can be found! It is incredible here! Our guide on a sailboat tour told us that to fill the Lake, EVERY river in the world would have to flow into it for a whole YEAR! Every shore is different, but they are all so beautiful! Anyone going to Asia should definitely come here! Lake Baikal is truly one of a kind!
This is the quiet little cove that Ellie and I stayed in, and that is the sailboat we
used to tour the Lake.
Nature is so unique, isn't it? This Lake is TRULY astonishing! I love it here and don't want to leave, but I have to.

Niki Mouse :)


  1. Niki, is the water in Lake Baikal really cold? I imagine it is because the lake is soooo deep. I don't know. Anyway, It sounds AMAZING there!!!!!!! Have tons and tons fun in your travels (which I think you are already having!!)! LZ P.S. Did you go swimming? If you did, I bet you got some good laps in. You are going to be in way more shape than anybody on the swim team when you get back! :)

  2. Niki, wow. I just saw this. I'm so sad for YOU to leave this Lake. I think lakes are my favorite body of water and now I've seen the OLDEST lake on earth!...and deepest, too? Thank you for sharing with us how much you loved this stop. Carolyn