Well known since ancient times, the Black Sea actually has a beautiful green/ turquoise color. Its name comes from the quickly changing weather which has caused trouble to ships that have sailed from the Mediterranean Sea in search for new territories.
With 600 nautical miles from one shore to another (east-west; or 750 if you measure it from Burgas to Batumi) it makes a great playground for offshore rowing. It has been crossed West to East twice by rowing boats: a British solo rower departing from Burgas to Batumi in 2016, making 29 days, and a 5-men Romanian crew from Mangalia to Batumi, in 11 days.
There are 2 major currents active in the Black Sea, turning counter-clockwise into each half of the sea, reaching speeds up to 2 knots as you get closer to the Turkish shore. – poza cu curentii – The traffic is moderate, you may expect to cross 2-5 large vessels every day while crossing the Black Sea. there are also multiple exclusion areas (including firing ranges) along the Turkish shore that you may account for while planning a crossing.
The Black Sea