The erection of shelters, however, is encouraged by the state.
Three small islands face the town, and a larger one shelters its port, Smarda, 2 2 m.
NEST, the place where a bird lays its eggs, hatches them out, and shelters them until they are fledged.
The island is mountainous and wooded, and completely shelters the harbour from easterly storms. The surroundings are highly picturesque and tropical in character, but the town itself is poorly built and unattractive.
The Siberian harbour is conspicuous during the fair on account of its accumulations of tea boxes and temporary shelters, in which the different kinds of tea are tried and appraised by tasters.