Idea of the tour by Caucasus Black Sea coast inspired in my head spontaneously when I came out from two planned spring cycle tours. The first one collapsed owning to problems with the work at the main tour organizer. I refused from the second due to very cold weather conditions. I took solution that it’s better to visit Russian South in spring where there is not so heat, and especially to Caucasus when the waterfalls are the most full of water. Furthermore I felt desire again to do the step toward my dream – to cycle around all Black Sea. I took vacation in account to have 6 riding days. I invited two peoples but it didn’t have success. There are not many people who can go spontaneously in 5 days before the departure. So I went in pride loneliness. I provided transportation there by train “Moscow – Novorossiysk”. I went back by train from Adler. The total run was 570 km. As always there was not a lot of time to explore all the sightings.
Novorossiysk met me by clouded and cold weather not the same as on enter to Krasnodar Region at all. I unloaded from the train and got ride along of seafront to search cycle shop. I needed to buy a removable rear light. There were no problems to do it. The searched good was found not in that but in the next shop. Then I began to ride to the center. I visited the park and museum of town history. This town like others on Caucasus coast doesn’t have so long history like in Crimea. All that territory came to Russia after Russian-Turkish War and all belonging to it begins its history since 19th century. Novorossiysk was initially established like large sea port and further it became a large producer of cement. During the World War II it was conquered by Germans however they couldn’t advance further to mountains. But on this territory they had consolidated a position thoroughly regarding the port as important strategic object, and drove away all local population. It didn’t remain stone on a stone after storm and relief from Germans. But the town was rebuilt anew very quickly due to importance as port and due to necessity of cement to the country.