The Black Sea in September

Not a very usual time of year to choose for spending a few days at the shore. The weather was gorgeous, though, we decided that we will go. I ma referring here at the Black Sea, one middlesized body of salty water situated in Europe, the south-eastern part.

Why do they call it the Black Sea? The sea was first named by the ancient Greeks who called it „Inhospitable Sea.” The sea got this reputation because it was difficult to navigate, and hostile tribes inhabited its shores. …

The Black Sea is all colors, but black. Emerald green, sapphire blue, aquamarine, silvery and sparkling gold , all due, in turn, to the particular time of the day . It could also be steel like, restless or stern looking in times of stormy weather.

Actually, I meant to show you something myrific about one particular morning when I happened to go out on the balcony with my coffee. I realized something amazing that one can catch maybe a few times in their life, or none at all .

Photo – Cristina David
Photo – Cristina David
The sun rising slowly in perfect silence slowly….Photo Cristina David
Photo – Cristina David
A seagull welcomes the life giving celestial body

I sincerely wish you had a similar experience, it is breath-taking, literally!

Stay safe and healthy, my friends!

Cristina David

Interesting Facts about the Black Sea

The Black Sea islocated between Western Asian and Southeastern Europe. Before the sea was drained in the Atlantic Ocean through the Mediterranean, it will flow from the Aegean Sea. The Black Sea was surrounded by the Caucasus, Anatolia and Europe. I come from Romania, one of the countries that border this sea. I lwas born and lived there , in Bucharest, that is until I moved over seas and came to live in New Jersey.

The Black Sea is considered as an important tourist destination. On the Black Sea shores, one can see and visit gorgeous resorts, just like here in the States, if not even more enchanting.

Here are other interesting facts about Black Sea for you: There are various straits which connect to the Black Sea. The Black Sea is linked to Aegean Sea by Strait of Dardanelles. The Black Sea and Sea of Marmara are connected by Bosphorus Strait. Strait of Kerch connects Black Sea and Sea of Azov.

There are several cities located along Black Sea. Those include Zonguldak, Rize, Sinop, Giresun, Hopa, Batumi, Burgas, Varna, Yalta, Sevastopol, Sochi, Mangalia, Navodari, Odessa, Ordu, Constanta, Istanbul, Sukhumi, Trabzon, Novorossiysk, Poti, and Sozopol.

There are at least 12 seaports located in Ukraine. The port of Constanta (Romania) is the main container hub in the Black Sea and all direct lines between Asia and the Black Sea call in Constanța. The port is also a starting and terminus point for the Pan-European Pipeline designed to the transportation of Russian and Caspian oil to Central Europe.

The water of Black Sea is less saline if you compare it with the salinity of Mediterranean water. Therefore, it floats over the inflow of Mediterranean water due to the less saline and cool water. There are several animals endemic in Black Sea. Those include the Zebra Mussels, common carps, and round goby. Black Sea is also a good source of fishing. On average, there are around 300,000 tons of fish caught by the Turkish commercial fishing fleet per year..

Last year, in 2019, together with a group of friends I spent about 8 days in Venus, one of the resorts in Romania, staying at Hotel Afrodita. Gorgeous weather, wonderful sunny days, soothing breeze along the shore…I made a few video clips and took quite a number of pictures.

Video clip-sunrise at the Black Sea – the property of Cristina David

Have a wonderful summer!

Cristina David

Pandemic activities

The days go by so fast with lots of activities, sometimes short walks. Starting tomorrow the temperature will drop a little so we will resume our strolls. So far we’ve had hot summer days.

We live in a wonderful place where we have wildlife like deer, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, racoons,groundhogs, etc roaming around.

We often make short trips in places that are not far away from our home, one of these is Batsto colonial Village situated in a state park. The landscapes are absolutely gorgeous, with a huge lake and even a grandiose mansion which attracts lots of visitors irrespective of the season since tha park is open all year round. Since the village is in the open air and one can go inside without paying or anything like that, a repeat trip over there can happen even now during the hideous pandemic that’s restraining so many people from taking vacations. But, as I often use to say, „better inside your home than inside a hospital ward…”.

Hope you enjoyed my short presentation in which I included photos made by me. I just love taking lots of photos wherever I go.

Wish you have a great weekend blessed with wonderful weather!

Cristina David