Moldova / Ukraine

SK-UA HU-UA 1-34 57-64 65-71 89-99 103-110 478-485 (PMR) 519-524 (PMR)
Briceni Area: Bordermarkers 57 - 64
On this second day I made a long hike from border crossing Briceni-Rossoșanî to border crossing Grimăncăuți-Vașkivțî. The first half an hour I was accompanied by a Border Guard callad Anatoli, but he didn't feel much for hiking about 20 kilometers. Fortunately for him his boss asked him to return to the border crossing due to increased traffic. So het let me go alone. I was lucky today: the night before my suitcase arrived in Edinet so I had good clothes and shoes. Besides that, during my hike it was dry.
Map 57-71
In the past years the border was changed here between BM 58 and 61. The second map -under the mouse- is from 1982. There you see on the original print the border as black dotted lines. Later the border was changed (when?) between the red number 81 and 83, this is marked with a red marker. By the way: these red numbers on the old map do not refer to the border markers in the field but to the number of angles in the border line). According to the changes, the border follows the railway line, which of course makes sense. Nowadays however, the railway line has disappeared and the border is changed back to its old course. Maybe the northern and southern part are simply exchanged.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 57
First I went to BM 57, west from the border crossing Briceni-Rossoșanî.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 59
Actually I forgot to visit BM 58 which is at the border crossing Briceni-Rossoșanî. A bit stupid, but I only noticed it when I reached BM 59. Now it was too late to turn back. And after doing the whole day trip, I didn't see anybody to ask.
Anyway, we are now in the fields. The landscape is a flat, sometimes a bit hilly. The ground is in use for agricultural purposes. As we will see later, they mainly grow XX and apples. For export to Ukraine and Russia.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 59-5
Between the high border pillars there are also smaller white sub-markers which all contain a sub-number. They are placed on the border itself. Usually they indicate a small angle in the border. On some places there are many of them.

Border marker 60
Typical image of the area.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 60-1
The main reason for me to visit such borders in spring: not too much vegetation. When you come here in summer, it's hard to walk here and even harder to find and picture the border markers.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 60-2
A 90 degrees angle in the water.

Border marker 61
I could take this picture from a little dike.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 61-1
Very close to the previous border marker.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 61-3
Again a typical image for the area and the season: flat, young vegetation, and a grey sky.

EE-RU  20160415 Sub border markers 61
To keep the border area empty and free of vegetation, the ground is burned. Notice the large amount of sub markers here.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 62
In the middle of nowhere.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 63
From here to BM 65 the border runs through a creek. So no small middle marker on the border. The distance between UA and MD markers is about 8 meters.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 64
Still a creek in the middle. Disctance between the marker is here about 15 meters.

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