Meneghina Express’ numbers:

12379 Kilometers in 44 days

350 hours riding

297 batteries recharged

12 countries

4500Kg Co2 reduced vs. gas

Day 35 - Ukraine flag - July 14

We lose another hour of sleep as the time zone is now 1 hour compared to Italy. We decide to leave around 9 am and rest a little more. At mid-day we stopped in a village by the sea, where there is a couple who speaks perfect English: they come from Kiev and are now on vacation at their parents. They explain to us that the reason why in this village there are so many people is because the water has therapeutic properties, that cures psoriasis.

They ask us to prepare pasta with some chicken livers and a sort of dried swordfish. Unfortunately a power-generator goes off and the process of recharging the batteries lengthens. We carry on in the direction of Odessa and we close the day at Nova Kachovka, where we found a hotel at the Yacht Club, in a reservoir created by a massive dam. This is an agricultural area. Today we have seen every possible kind of crop, the land seems very fertile. We are now close to Odessa where we will have a day off, or at least we hope, since there is always something unexpected that changes our plans.

Path traveled today