Ostrov Peschanyy must be one of the bleakest and least inviting islands anywhere in the world. Adrian has described it as little more than a sand spit. It has a curious configuration that resembles the remains of an extinct volcano. The West side of the ovoid is a solid curved sand bar. To the East is a curving line of sand, pierced in places, creating a shallow lagoon that is the broad centre of the island. At the heighest points, the sand is little more than two metres above high water. This remote island provides very little shelter even for a small yacht, the seabed shoaling away so that even a third of a mile offshore the depth is only around five metres.