The Small Canyon of the Crimea stretches along the Black River for 12 km. Full flowing river changes to quiet backwaters along the way. River ledges, rapids and waterfalls take turns with flood plains encasing small rocky islands and shadowy banks. Open spots on the banks are covered with old Crimean junipers, shadowy beech trees shelter green ferns. When sunny, the fast waters of the Black River splash over heated rubbles, with rainbows glittering over them. There are plenty of safe deep baths in the canyon, and the water in these “tubs” is warmer than in the Grand Canyon. Though beware of the flow, the Black River is the fastest in the Crimea. Summer warm months are good time for hiking in the canyon. Hikes without a guide are not safe in the Small Canyon due to abundance of various trails, some of which may appear to be either quite challenging or undoable.
Thank you for all your help regarding my visit to the Ukraine. It was indeed a wonderful trip, even without hot water. I was sad to leave and look forward to returning.
I found the area surrounding Kyiv to be very beautiful. The people in Kyiv were very friendly and I have told my friends that the Ukrainian people are a very proud and kind people.
I took many photos and have placed them on our college's intranet for others to see. I believe I have more than 500 photos to distribute. I have attached several for you.
My friend, Natalyia, took me many places in Kyiv and Uman. I viewed Independence Center, St. Sophia Cathedral, St. Michael's Cathedral, our hotel was close to St. Andrew's church, I got to view the World War II war memorial, the Afghanistan War memorial, and many more wonderful sites.
Oksana, I believe you have a wonderful country and am happy I had an opportunity to visit, and look forward to visiting again, maybe Odessa next time. I heard much about your city also.
Again, thank you for your help, and please feel free to contact me if there is anything that I could do for Unipress.