Metal Detecting Medieval Sites in Kiev Region (Story 3), page 7

Empty Trip To Taborov

Next episode began in the garage of Dima's friend who was willing to let us use his old car for metal detecting expeditions. He had not driven it for a long while and did not intend to. We could use his vehicle for our trip to Skvira where Dima and I were going in two days.


Old, Dusty Soviet People's Car - "Lada"
Old, Dusty Soviet People's Car - "Lada"

A few things had to be fixed before rolling out of the garage doors. First, we had to pump the tire.

Pumping Up Tires

Second, third, fourth... After we discovered a number of serious malfunctions in the car, we realized we had to refuse an offer and abandon our only opportunity in being mobile. I already knew what we would face in near future.


Before Taking a Bus to Skvira Village
Before Taking a Bus to Skvira Village

Village of Skvira
Village of Skvira

Like a year ago, we would stay at the summer house of Aleksei, Dima's father in law.

Brick House in Village

Outhouse
Back to Using the Outhouse

an Improvised Wash Stand
And the Pipe From Underground as a Wash Stand