Upper Kuyalnik estuary


It is almost a desert land. Meet a person here is rare. Tourists hardly reach this place, and locals prefer other places for recreation. Actually, local by and large and no. There are only a few small villages around that do not even have public transport. Cut off from civilization, the land is only 20 kilometers from Odessa. The dried-up part of the estuary, small green islands in the middle of the salt desert, picturesque ravines and simply beautiful landscapes. In fact, we are withdr_transgot here for a walk last September. And now I suddenly remembered these photos)
This is the headwaters of the Kuyalnik estuary, right behind the small village of Novokubank. Odessa is only 20 kilometers from here.

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From the late 80s, the estuary dried out and began to turn into a huge salt desert. Last year it was connected to the sea and began to be filled with water. This will save the reservoir, but space landscapes will no longer exist.

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More like the African prairie. It feels like a herd of zebras will come running in search of water to a dried-up reservoir))

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The landscapes around are beautiful, deserted and, frankly, depressive.

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The high-voltage power line is the only thing that reminds of civilization here.

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Multi-colored trees on the top of the slope. At the bottom often come across large boulders of shell rock. From the stone built all the old Odessa.

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Beyond the far cape, the estuary ends and the bed of the dried-up Bolshaya Kuyalnik river begins.

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The slopes in some places peach color. In the background - a ruined koshara. Once there grazed cattle.

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Lightning hit the tree. It turned out beautifully. As if an ancient pagan sanctuary.
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We return to the same island, near which our walk began. For three hours we wound a little more than 11 kilometers.

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Well, and finally, two panoramas. Fang-Klyts - open in full size in a new window.

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Other photo reports from Kuyalnik are the salt desert near Odessa, the therapeutic mud of the estuary and the abandoned building of the Soviet sanatorium:

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