Bald Mountain in Anapa and air defense balls - atmospheric cycling

Recently, I finally managed to ride onbike (2 weeks postponed pokatushka) along the Black Sea, from Anapa and almost to the Bald Mountain. Who knows, there is a short distance, it is overcome in 40 minutes by bicycle, if without stops, or in a couple of hours on foot. That is quite short pokatushka. True, we stopped at the very top, then I tried for a long time to take some night photos, and finally we drove along the Anapa embankment, as a result of which the whole event took 3 hours, no less. I invite virtually with me on this easy but pleasant trip.

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Bald Mountain in Anapa

In contrast with sitting at home at the computer,very cool condition managed to catch. And moving on a bicycle through the summer, when the warm wind blows, but you, and not hot, and not cold. And some special atmosphere on the mountain: the smell of the sea, complete silence, sunset, red clouds erasing the horizon. And a wet mist, falling on you and enveloping like jelly. Funny, but the night humidity had the smell of a tourist tent (the smell of damp), in which we once with my parents stood on the shore of a lake in Velikiy Luki. Straight shot this memory from somewhere in the depths of memory. One of the few. Okay, about the state I suddenly wrote a whole post and I will post it separately.

The path from Anapa to Lysa Gora is about 3 km.(from the edge of the city). On the way, we stopped many times to take a photo, it is very difficult not to do this, the places, despite the desert, have this. When we reached the Swallow's Nest, the darkness gradually descended. Here, on the cliff-speckled rocks, it’s time to sit and meditate. True, solid advertisements. The only ones who can disturb your peace are the spirits coming to the cemetery a couple of hundred meters away, and the same tourists who are bored in Anapa.

Leaving Anapa behind

Leaving Anapa behind

High Bank of Anapa

High Bank of Anapa

Bike Coil - happy as an elephant

Bike Coil - happy as an elephant

There are flying paragliders

There are flying paragliders

Staircase 873 steps

Staircase 873 steps

In some places you have to drive a bicycle.

In some places you have to drive a bicycle.

Sunset and clouds blur the horizon

Sunset and clouds blur the horizon

swallow's Nest

swallow's Nest

swallow's Nest

swallow's Nest

Swallow's Nest reminded me Cappadocia in TurkeyOnly in a very mini version. Usually the route does not end here and continues to a military base with air defense balls. But in the dark we did not dare to go there. It was not necessary to turn the pedals on the way back, know yourself scram and all. Great! And on the way we met a real fox. I spent a very long time picking at the camera settings, took out a headlamp, as it was full of darkness and the camera stubbornly didn’t want to focus, but the fox gave me quite a lot of time, and approached almost at arm's length.

Pokatushki ended on the waterfront, she is veryI liked about 5 km long. A great place for walking with a stroller and running. You can also ride a bike, but there are a lot of people in the season, and you’ll get tired of it, and you’ll probably get to and fro. It is convenient to live here nearby. A pleasant city was made (at least its center part), when I was here in the early 2000s, it was somehow quite sad.

Fox came almost at arm's length

Fox came almost at arm's length

Quay in Anapa

Quay in Anapa

Balls on the mountain in Anapa

And literally in a couple of days, I did not settle down.decided to get to the balls. I called my friend again for the company and we drove to the cemetery, left it there, and climbed the hill. The way there took 30 minutes with stops on the photo, back 10.

All the same high bank, he did not go anywhere during this time

All the same high bank, he did not go anywhere during this time

The time is nearing sunset

The time is nearing sunset

Path to the air defense balls

Path to the air defense balls

On the way I want to stop and look into the distance

On the way I want to stop and look into the distance

Monument to the first paraglider

Monument to the first paraglider

The grass is very similar to the dog's coat.

The grass is very similar to the dog's coat.

Type wading through a thicket of forest

Type wading through a thicket of forest

Autumn is a pleasant time - not hot and a variety of colors appears

Autumn is a pleasant time - not hot and a variety of colors appears

There you can see Anapa in the distance.

There you can see Anapa in the distance.

Frozen cloud of midges

Frozen cloud of midges

Visually, the two extreme balls are abandoned now, buteverything is surrounded by barbed wire. It is not a problem to climb through it, but while I was thinking, two young guys in camouflage appeared. Apparently, we were noticed and instructed to go check whether we want to climb the territory.

Inscription

The inscription "Forbidden Zone" almost erased

The dome of the balls barely breathing

The dome of the balls barely breathing

Some can enter if no one has time to come

Some can enter if no one has time to come

Here are some more balls
About them military equipment

About them military equipment

The road continues on to the active balls.

The road continues on to the active balls.

On the map and how to get

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The dot denotes the Swallow Nest, where you canget by car. First up to the cemetery on asphalt, then on a dirt road to the observation deck through the village of Supsekh. Any navigator will tell the way. Or just go from the Anapa along the coast along the top and do not turn anywhere, for example, from the Walnut Grove Park. There is now a well-trodden dirt road and path, it is impossible to get lost. Alternatively, you can go and the bottom directly along the beach to the stairs "873 steps", then climb along it and go further towards the balls.

The second point is the place where the balls stand. If you go further upstairs from the Swallow's Nest, then, as I already wrote above, in 20-30 minutes you will reach the military unit and radar installations. There it is easy to go, the rise is short-lived.

swallow's Nest

swallow's Nest
Rocks with swallows nests, overlooking the sea, Anapa and the high coast. Right next to the cemetery, which can be reached by car.

Rocks with swallows nests, overlooking the sea, Anapa and the high coast. Right next to the cemetery, which can be reached by car.

P.S. Misha, thank you for the bikes and company, great we rode with you. I hope you still write a post about your experience of downshifting (well, or how you can call it). I am sure few know that you can become a woodcarver, earn good money, and live on the travels at the same time.

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