When you go far into the space of sea possessions, you cannot know until the end of everything that can happen to you.
And so the next morning after arriving at our location, from the very beginning we found ourselves in a boat bound for the island of Berezan', full of mysteries and landscapes.
The advanced captain steered the ship confidently, and we hurried away from the shore, leaving only a lone military tower on the cliff to guard the neighborhood.
The proud bow of our boat ruthlessly cut through the accompanying waves that came our way. And the engine of our boat made funny bubbles from their remains.
And in half an hour the first silhouette of our today's hero became visible.
Relatively huge 10 hectare piece of land. The island has two cardinal sides and its height starts from one meter and ends at 21 meters, which is its highest point.
The island is already occupied by civilization and therefore, for the entrance charge $2 dollars. There is a strong shoal around the island.
So boats have to make a circle, although the pier and the official entrance are still only on one side, so maybe it's even profitable.
There will be fewer illegal hares, although in fact there are strict guards patrolling the whole island, so it would not be possible to slip through.
Our journey began from the lowest point of the island. After a difficult road, we dug a desert beach and decided to swim.
This time, all the surroundings of this place, supported by the cold sea, resemble the landscapes of the north somewhere in Ireland, perhaps. Shell-shaped stones and rocks are a feature of this area.
As the waves crash, mini-tubs appear in the depths of that rock. The Black Sea is very friendly and very kindly invites a lot of algae and jellyfish to the shore.
In fact, this whole wild environment coexists very peacefully until a person joins it.
A person does not like this prospect very much and therefore he does not get high from bathing, but only tension and stress.
The entire perimeter of the beach is covered with shell rock - this is another minus.
Going into the sea is quite painful and traumatic, so it is better to wear special shoes. But which is fascinating to observe the relief of turquoise waves.
When the sea is cold, you can walk and explore the surrounding landscape.
I have never seen this type of rock before. They add their imagery to this island.
What is hidden in each of these holes and recesses. Although 95 percent of the island's area is mostly prickly and dense xerophytes, well, in some places the rocks are overgrown with a whorl, here you can find such unique purple flowers.
Which very successfully dilute the atmosphere of the steppe and they fascinated me. You can meditate for a long time sitting on the edge of one of these stones and look into the blurred distance.
After resting on the lower part of the island, we went to see the landscape, which will open from a cliff 21 meters high.
The road along the prickly xerophytes was difficult in the heat and I stubbornly burned my nose without wearing a panama, and in general skin from my whole face is still climbing down 😂.
The highest point of the island is dedicated to the monument in honor of the participants in the uprising on the cruiser Ochakiv, including Lieutenant Schmidt who was shot in 1906.
He assumed that the pillar near which he would die would be placed on the verge of two historical epochs of his homeland.
And after such a note we approach the edge of the island. As a symbolic monument to enhance the feeling of freedom.
These mountains, on the hard rock of which, purposefully hit by the waves, look unsurpassed. This is truly incredible greatness.
From a height we noticed a secret and insidious bay, surrounded by high walls of clay rock to which it is impossible to descend directly from the island and we so wanted to swim there.
It was time to set sail and on the way we learned about the surprise from the captain of the "ship".
He decided to throw us into that magical bay. When you look at the island from the sea you see it in new and new perspectives.
The bay has shelter for various birds, something sticks out of the sea and the birds are sitting on it. Kidneys and seagulls are most common here.
The landing on the island was successful and I went to explore the beautiful wall cliffs that I managed to climb.
By the way, I could not swim freely in the sea because of the huge number of jellyfish found there on every square meter, so I found the only transparent piece of sea from which I found steps to get to my canyon from which you can see all the landscapes of the bay and its beach.
How beautiful the sun enhances the deep yellow color of the mountains. Although the shore is made of sand mixed with shell rock, it is quite possible to walk and admire the surroundings.
Btw, later we discovered a secret very steep entrance, which can climb to the surface of the island. But there is a planned rope that should be held and it was not there at that time.
And do you know what we drowned? I argued with one of my companions for $100 that I would be able to climb and climb this exit without any rope or fasteners.😅
When I started climbing, at first I regretted getting involved, but there was no going back and I had no choice but to reach the goal.
I was in flip-flops and at first they helped me, but then it was slippery and they flew off me.
Now the hope was only on my feet and I invented a tactic: to put my feet as wide as possible and to rest against the rock. And imagine, I got out.
As soon as I got there, the guards immediately ran to me and asked: "where is my ticket and drove me off the island.
So now I had to go down and honestly I thought it was a failure and I will not succeed and you can forget about winning. I thought that I'll just roll down because the clay is very slippery and I was still wet after swimming in the sea and I got off using my tactics little by little.
At the end of our stay on the island, I also received a bonus by winning $100. That's what I had the experience of traveling to this beautiful island of Berezan.
Thank you for visiting!