Fantastic day today in Listvyanka with the most stunning weather.
We started the day with a visit to Baikal Museum which sadly included an aquarium with 2 of the saddest looking cute seals ever seen. I fluctuated between wanting to cry and wanting to break them out and throw them into the lake!
After this we cheered ourselves up with a walk up the hill to the cable car and a v slow chairlift to the top which has magnificent views of Lake Baikal.
We walked down and followed the lake to town for an hour in the sunshine.
K then spotted a seal for real- a free swimming cutie in the lake. This made us feel a bit better about the sad one in captivity.
Next was a coffee and some local berries right on the waters edge with the most stunning view of life on the lake.
A trip to the market, a purchase of some rare Charoite ( only found in Baikal), a non purchase of some Seraphinite ( a mineral also only found here) and then an amazing dinner was all completed before sunset watching. No swimming today sadly.