Monday 30 July 2018
Looking aft from our balcony into the early morning sun - it isn't
really this dark!
River traffic on the Dnieper estuary.
Entering the mouth of the River Dnieper.
View from the Sun Deck.
Cruising through a narrow section of the river.
Signs of civilisation.
Friendly local fisherman.
Scenes from the riverbank........
.... more fishing.
.... more civilisation.
Unusual looking house.
.... different style.
Not so speed boat.
Cranes grazing on the lush vegitation.
Shipyards at Kherson.
Zanzibar-registered freighter being unloaded.
This one is from Togo.
Approaching our moorings - note our yellow and green coaches that
had travelled up overnight from Odesa.
Turning to port into our mooring.........
.... where our four coaches were waiting.
Docked at Kherson
River cruise boats moored at the busy port.
Small church in the park.
Monument to the first shipbuilders in Kherson.
Waterfront at the park.
St Catherine's Cathedral side building.
The Bell Tower.
Statue in the front wall of the cathedral.
Tomb of Grigory
Catherine's seat - note the letter E (for Ekaterina).
We were intruding on a Christening.
Obelisk in the grounds.
A map of the complex - we are at 1.
Final view of the Cathedral.
Statue in the 'Park of Glory'.
Me, being artistic.
The obligatory T-34 tank war memorial.
Memorial to the Unknown Soldier.
Park Fortestsiya entrance opposite.
Murals and statues......
.... at the Park of Glory.
The Beverly Sisters?
Monument to Prince Gregory Potemkin-Tavricheski.
The habit of attaching padlocks has reached Kherson.
This dilapidated building used to be a flight academy..........
.... where Lydia
(the White Rose of Stalingrad) and other members of
' were trained.
Cast off and on our way to Zaporozhye.
Bridge on the horizon.
The warm weather had seen an increase in the river algae.
Small pyramids being delivered.
Enjoying a drink and Ukrainian pastries on the Sun Deck as we
sailed towards Zaporozhye.
Approaching the Kahovskaya
Our first lock on the Dnieper river - a rise of 48ft.
Locals enjoying the late afternoon sun.
Into the lock.......
.... up we go......
.... all equalised so we set off into Kakhovka
Past the breakwater.
Looking back towards the dam.
Past the lighthouse.