Google earth is our friend
Originally Posted by Keks
Not sure which wiki you looked at. Judging from Google maps though there are in fact roads on the Kamtschatka peninsula.
Well it wasn't wikileaks, just the bog standard wikipedia for "Petropavlovsk".
Anyway, I have been looking at google earth, and it does show a road running more or less northward out of Petro, but only for a shortish distance as far as some other town. It's labelled as the P474.
The P474 does the usual thing of roads the world over = it takes the line of least resistance through the landscape, following a river in the main.
North of that town where the P474 appears to terminate, the geography appears to be quite rugged and I didn't notice any obvious roads, or tracks for that matter - much less signs of habitation.
But, I haven't looked in detail at the whole area which gives every appearance of being remote and for anyone travelling along the length of the peninsula it would involve cross-graining a lot of the geography.
That's my 10 minutes worth of research
I didn't look at google maps in any detail - I prefer the photographs.
Panning out in G E, I imagine the Russians could be quite sensitive about this piece of their real estate, given it's location viz a viz both continental USA and Japan (China and Japan are at each other's throats at present about contested islands some way to the south).
Last edited by Walkabout; 24 Aug 2012 at 18:17.
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