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Tour "From The Baltic To The Black Sea" Report - Lutsk, Ukraine 20 July 2005 (2005)
John Dennis Clark III

Our exit from Belarus was with celebration at a cosmonaut museum near the boarder with Ukraine. Vodka, fruit, cards, thanks and good wishes were granted by the locals and the Belarus organizors. The boarder control was not excesive and relatively quick.

Last night we enjoyed our first night of rain after a day of riding through scattered showers. This morning the priest from the Orthodox church blessed our bicycles and us before our departure. Certainly resulting in a strong tail wind and sunny weather for our 100 km ride to Lutsk.

The roads are fair. The drivers OK. Many more restaurants than Belarus. Lutsk offers a castle, regional government center and a history to the 14th century.