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Odessa: Life in the fast lane at our last Ukrainian port

Photo: Odessa, Ukraine. Credit: Lisa Borre.
Odessa, Ukraine at night. Photo by Lisa Borre.

Black Sea Logbook Entry

Date: 8/15/2010
Distance: 109 nm
Sailed from: Skadovsk (Dzharylgach Island), Ukraine
Lat: 46° 29.6’N
Long: 30° 44.9’E

The crews of Gyatso and Makani, the German-flagged yacht we’d been traveling with since Balaklava, awoke in the early morning hours as the northeast wind began to build, putting both yachts on a lee shore in an exposed anchorage at the eastern tip of Dzharylgach Island. Just as we were deciding whether to get underway before the anchorage became untenable, we noticed movement on Makani’s decks. Felix and Monika were on deck and had turned their running lights on. We had just decided to do the same and followed them out of the anchorage and around the sand spit which forms the end of the barrier island at 2:10 a.m. in total darkness. Continue reading Odessa: Life in the fast lane at our last Ukrainian port