Pelican Lake Guesthouse Environmental Project Centre, Srebarna.

We live at the Pelican Lake Guesthouse & Environmental Project Centre Srebarna, adjacent to the Biosphere Reserve in North East Bulgaria. We provide regular updates on our project work and reports on activity on the reserve. We co-operate closely with a number of other conservation organisations to ensure a sustainable future for wildlife and the environment. Details of our current projects and info about Pelican Lake Guesthouse can be found here;

Monday, January 21, 2008

Babin Den/ Midwives Day

Today many women of the village gathered together to celebrated 'Babin Den' which translates as Midwives Day.

There was lots of singing and dancing and this year my neighbours managed to dress me in traditional costume.
This outfit is over a 100 years old (made Jerry look about the same) and is the traditional dress that was once worn by the mother of my good friend Ginka's husband Vasil.
It was a little too big but it was an honour to be allowed to wear it.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Danube freezes....

These pictures were taken a few days ago in Silistra by our good friends Mick and Ilva.
Looking across to Romania you can see the Danube is beginning to slowly freeze over.

These pics below were taken from the banks of the Danube at Vetren earlier this month.The river had not begun to freeze then but the river bank had.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

New snow......

Well the New Year has arrived and a very white one it is.
We now have about 75cm's of snow here at the moment that fell over 2 days.
It started snowing on the 3rd of January which oddly enough was exactly the same day it snowed last year!

The lake is now completely frozen over, it is very difficult to capture how picturesque it really is.
It's still great to go walking and fantastic for photography..though you do need to wrap up.
At times like these it is hard to believe that this is the same place as some 6 months ago when the temperatures were in the mid 40's....