Yalta to Kerch

To cross into Russia from the Crimean Peninsula you have to get to the border port of Kerch and take the 40min ferry across the straits of the Azov Sea.



The drive east from Yalta thru Feodosiya to Kerch takes me away from the gentle developments of Yalta across some of the wildest, emptiest pristine coastlines

From the Yalta Coast

From the Yalta Coast


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To the wild East Crimean Coast

To the wild East Crimean Coast

….which then becomes an inland landscape of jagged rocky escarpments, cliffs and hills.

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and as the sun set and the moon was rising I felt an overwhelming urge to get all creative and arty-farty like with the camera……

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ooooooohhh…..

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aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh……..

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woooooooooooooooooo……

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mmmmmmmmmmmmm……

…Then I finally stopped fuckin about and acting like I actually knew what i was doing with the camera and drove the rest of the way to Kerch. I made the ferry port at midnight, camped in the carpark to wait for the morning ferry.

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Ferry to Russia

…but not before one last truck with a huge load tried to squeeze onboard

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and having failed to read the height restriction sign……..

Failed……

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but with typical ingenuity…..made it work (even though it didnt do much to help the trim of the ferry with 30 odd tonne sitting on the bow ramps)

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Goodbye Ukraine……..

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….and hello Russia (yet again)……the border port of Kavkaz.

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