Where the most intimate desires are executed

This cape is open by the Barents Expedition in 1596 and is applied to maps called "Cape designer". Barents first inflicted this Cape to the card and gave him this lyrical name, but the our Pomra called this Cape the income (from the verb "come in").
When a card published in Holland according to the Barents drawings in German, began to translate into our, then the name "Cape designer" Translated wrong. And in the end, a new name appeared on the map – "Cape desire".

Cape of desire – the place is impressive even in bad weather. And if you are lucky, as lucky to us, it will never be forgotten. As Pilots say "Weather Ring", the visibility of "Million per million". Originally planned to fly in four, but by the time of departure to the shore, the helicopter was scored to refuse. Brief brief, all members of the expedition once again remind you so as not to differ, but kept all together.

Making a circle, from a bird’s eye view, we didn’t find white bears. As soon as they landed the noise of the helicopter screws, we were amazed by purity and order on the territory of the former polar station Cape Desire.

If three years ago we settled here, then on the shore we were expected already familiar to the eye in our native Arctic of the ruins and traces of long-standing human activity. And, of course, everywhere there were barrels, barrels, barrels. Then we understood that the general cleaning of the Arctic was not just words. Heaps of rusted barrels from under fuel, rotting on the salty sea wind appliances and dozens of white bears, inhabiting in a man abandoned by man. No wonder among the polar explorers there was such a mystery: "Without windows, without doors – full of Bear Bear". Foundation – Polar Station Cape Desire.

Now all this in the past. Aside with abandoned buildings and out of use of scientific equipment and all sorts of equipment is a cozy new house. We meet employees of the National Park "our Arctic", notice his long-time friend Alexander Kulakov, who saw me, immediately hurried to say hello. Found out that there are no bears while there is no, you can safely move around the tourist trail.

Alexander told us that almost all arctic garbage was taken from the territory of the cape. Operation on the collection of garbage was carried out by the staff of the contractor CJSC "Arctic Consulting Service" under the strict control of the inspectors of the National Park, which ensured the compliance with the regime of a specially protected natural territory.
Employees of the Environmental Culture Department of the National Park were drawn up the route of the tour "Polar station" Cape Desire "and work for arrangement of the ecological trail, viewing sites and leisure places of tourists.
But our task was not an excursion, but adjustment and repair of our automatic meteorological station. Important for navigation and aviation readings are transmitted every three hours . Next to the automatic meteorological station – closed meteorological station.
People lived and worked in it. Once at the cape of desire constantly worked about thirty people. At home, communication system and even plumbing preserved.

A bit of history

Sea Hydrometeorological (Polar) Station Cape Desire was organized in 1931 by managing ship safety in the north (Eko-North). In 1932, the station was transferred to the General Directorate of the Northern Sea Route (Gusmp), and in 1962 – the Main Department of the USSR Hydrometeorological Service (HugMS).

From 1931 at the station conducted meteorological observations under the category II of the Queen. Actinometric observations were conducted from 1936 to 1938 and from 1956 to the closure of the station. Sea coastal hydrometeorological observations were conducted from 1934 to 1996. Aerological observations were conducted from 1931 to 03.01.1992. On January 1, 1997, the station was molded, which actually appeared to her closure ..

The guys from the assembly and repair group quickly found a malfunction, it took at its elimination quite a bit of time, then the replacement of batteries and sensors and AMS began to transmit meteorological data into the Hydrometeorological Center. Now you can walk a little bit, since the weather was once again presented to us a pleasant surprise.

Where the most intimate desires are executed

At Cape there are military fortifications. It is digsulated in the ground small blocks and something like small trenches, in which once, in 1942-1943., Large-caliber machine guns and even gun were installed. These fortifications were made after an attack on the meteorological station in August 1942 by the German submarine.

It approached the meteorological station at the cape of desire in the surface position and fired a station from guns and machine guns. German sailors destroyed the station building with equipment and archive. Died observation materials from September 1941 to 25 August 1942.
Cape of desire do not confuse with any other cape. It is issued in the sea in the form of a climbing rock with almost rigorous slopes, replete stone browsing, rocks-remainers (monk rock).
The surface of the rock is a plateau, towering 20 m above sea level and tilt to the southeast. The buildings of the polar station are located on the height between the rock of the cape of desire and hilly tundra gradually rising to the southeast.
Relief area in the station Hollyst. Inland the island of the hills go to the hill tall up to 100-200 m. Some of them are covered with glaciers.
Cape of the desire is washed by the waters of the two seas – Barents and Kara. Kara Sea, going to the mainland forms Pospelov bay, south – Bay Natalia. There are two lakes of reference origin.

Otradnoe Fresh Lake, has an area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 1.5 kV. km, the greatest depth of 3 m and is the main source of drinking water. In its central part, even by the end of winter it does not freeze. Anomalous lake – about 0.1 kV. km, salty.

Near the cape itself on the border of the Barents and Kara Seas in 2005. Installed a sign in memory of the forced wintering of the expedition of the Barents Villem in 1596-1597. on new land. A sign in the form of a transparent turquoise sail delivered from the Netherlands – from the Motherland of the navigator, whose name is called the sea, washing a new land from the West.

And we, in love with the beauties, guessing the desire, standing at the very edge of the cape with stretched hands (one hangs over the Barents Sea, and the other over Karsky) was regretted with this fabulous place, the northeast point of the new land. Our way lay on the island of visa.

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