A tour of Adršpach and the effects of drought in the landscape

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Adršpach sandstone rocks are certainly one of the most beautiful Czech natural phenomena. So where else to go in the time of the coronavirus than to the beautiful nature, where a person has peace from people and can take off his veil. But I was wrong. Beautiful nature awaited us, but we did not find it empty there. We felt more like Václavák in terms of the number of people. However, few people have solved the veil. In the narrow places, where barely one person passes, not only individuals were found who violated the direction of the "inspection" and went against the current. So many times we have come into direct contact with strangers and have no choice but to hope that the coronavirus will no longer surprise us. wink

However, all these inconveniences were compensated by epic views of the sandstone rocks. It is unreal what Mother Nature can create. We were most amazed by the rock called Sugar Loaf. She could barely stand. It gradually expanded from the bottom up. And the whole impression of the unstable-looking rock was further underlined by the sticks that tourists placed around the rock so that it looked like it supported the rock and ensured that it did not fall.

Adršpach Rocks can be called an "area" rather than an area. Although not vast, we appreciated the boom as he passed. After about two hours of walking, we finally found peace. It was a dead end leading to a stream. An ideal place to prepare coffee, sit and gain strength for further discovery. Monika pulled Coffee from her backpack. An incredibly simple way to make good coffee anywhere, anytime. It is an already filled bag with ground coffee, which you just need to tear, put on a mug and pour hot water, for example from a thermos. If you are wondering what it looks like, take a look at Coffee in your pocket, is very nice and clear .. yes

But back to the rocks. We sit in a quiet place, each of us holding a mug in our hand, enjoying the perfect coffee as the boat arrives. More like a boat and about 50 people on it. Suddenly we found out that we were in the port, where a crowd of tourists landed. Fortunately, the event was fast and after the departure of the tourists, only we and the "captain" of the boat remained in the port. We said, "How's it going today?" I asked. "Great, it's as usual, only instead of a Pole there are the Czechs themselves," the capital replied. From the subsequent interview, we learned that up to 90% of tourists from Poland are normally in Adrspach, which surprised us. The captain also mentioned another current topic. "Who knows how much longer it will be possible to sail on a boat by a stream, it has not rained for several months and one of the two springs of this stream has completely dried up." The captain told of the greatest drought he had ever experienced in Adrspach.

Even before this interview, several facts indicated this. The footbridge that led across the wetland seemed useless to us, as the wetland turned into a dry meadow. The waterfall was also turned off for "technical reasons". This did not occur to us, but the captain explained to us that the waterfall is adjustable by a sluice. If they were released, it would be down the stream in a few minutes and tourists could only walk along the riverbed.smiley

On the way home, we thought about the drought, which is becoming more and more evident. We discussed how to prevent him. We have to save water, it seemed like a clear solution. It will really help that we use the water we take a shower to flush the toilet. That we will water the garden with rainwater instead of wasting drinking water.

Yes, it is right and everyone should save water, but it will not save nature. It needs to rain regularly and water is retained in the landscape. However, nature cannot be ordered to arrange regular rain. Rather, the solution will be not to help global warming, which is probably due to the high carbon content of the atmosphere.

If we significantly reduce our consumption of coal and oil, global warming could slow down or even stop. Oil and coal are old parts of organic origin. These substances have long been formed by the decomposition of plants and animals with a high carbon content. We extract this carbon from the bowels of the planet where it was enclosed and take it to the surface, where we burn it and otherwise consume it, thereby releasing it into the air. The solution will probably be no longer releasing carbon into the atmosphere and thus not helping to warm the planet. This will stabilize the climate and rains could become normal again, as before. wink


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