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Vdovushka Island (Widow Island) is located deep within the Veselaya Bay. During the low tide, it is possible to walk to the island: the sea subsides from the coast, leaving behind shells and kelp leafs. The island is really small — just 0.04 sq. km, but 58 plant species grow here.The island is especially rich in lingonberry: you can spend hours picking it, but keep in mind that you have to get on a shore before the tide comes back.
There is beautiful legend that explains the origin of the name Vdovushka (Widow) Island. According to a legend, a loving couple was living in Staraya Veselaya village. One day, during a storm, the young man died in the sea and his beautiful wife, hiding from numerous admirers, moved to the island. Every day the widow went to the shore and peered into the sea. She did it for a few years until she was washed away by a wawe during a severe storm.
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