Afterwards, Vitaly drove us to Balaklava which is about 15 minutes from Sevastopol and also on the Sea. This is the site of the Russian naval museum. It is also a tourist town - mostly closed for the season so we weren't able to visit anything, but just enjoyed the sites. Here are a few photos.
The road to Balaklava - the fields are full of grape vines.
An apartment building in Balklava - pretty typical from what we have seen in Sevastopol as well.
Boats in the marina and a man fishing.
Vitaly called these "midusa" - sure I have the spelling wrong. Mark picked one up, but the picture didn't turn out well. It is some type of living organism, tough to explain. It looked like a square piece of gel lying flat on Mark's palm.
These are old security look-outs.
Looking out to sea.
Towards town from same location as just above.
The beach in town.
We wandered up to the market later this afternoon and visited with our English speaking friend for a little while. Brought home some apples, pears, pomegranates, potatoes, and cucumbers. The fresh produce is very good. I'm planning on ham, potatoes, and cucumber salad for dinner tonight.