Bolata Bay & Yaylata National Park

A Photography Trip To The Northern Bulgarian Blacksea Coast

 Black Sea, Bulgaria

Black Sea, Bulgaria

 Bolata Bay, Bulgaria

Bolata Bay, Bulgaria

4:35am wake up, quickly put clothes and drive my car towards the old military base at Kaliakra peninsula.

The weather forecast is accurate. No wind, no participation and partly cloudy sky.

The gate of the old military base is locked which makes me stop my car and think how to proceed forther. The phone number of the guard is written on the lock itself. Well to call and ask for permition to enter at 4:45am is not the best idea. I remember the instructions of our host at Bulgarevo village that the security of this basis is not as tight as it used to be during the cold war.

I jump over the fence made of spikes wire and go 350m to the north - east towards the former watch tower. It looks so much alike lighthouse. I open my tripod just at the edge of the clif. Any small mistake can send my equipment or me 50~60m down in the sea where the waves are smashing into the cliff.

Even though the horizon remains too cloudy the view over the bay from this viewing point is stunning.  All efforts pay off.

On the way back to the village I stop by to photograph the wind generators, then the steep cliff on the southern part of Kaliakra peninsula and some strange 40m tall antennas at the sea shore.

I am happy with the beginning of this calm Saturday morning.

 Yaylata National Park, Bulgaria

Yaylata National Park, Bulgaria

A visit to Yaylata National Park is always worth. It's a 30 hectares sea terrace separated by the sea by massive 50-60m. In that arra were discovered 101 cave villages man made around 5000 years B.C. In 12-15 centuries those caves has been used as monestary. 


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