31-May-2004 -- We departed from Lviv at around 4:30 pm. Taking the M17 highway that connects Lviv to Kiev, we reached Olesko after about one hour of uneventful driving. At Jasiniv we made a left turn for Luckivci, which we reach in a few minutes. We spent about half an hour trying out several dirt roads that could get us closer to the confluence and ended up taking the one that forks from the main street right before the “Lenochka” bar. Although Victor did a very good job not getting our car stuck in one of the numerous holes along the dirt rode, we had to leave the car about 1.5 km away from the confluence. Vividly green grass, gentle sun, and a light breeze made our walk through the fields very enjoyable. After about 30 minutes on foot we arrived within 45 meters from the confluence. Our further progress was temporary obstructed by a creek that Victor and I overcame with a mighty jump. After crossing a stripe of wild yellow flowers we reached the confluence point. To our amusement, we found a groomed dirt rode just meters away.
The confluence itself is located in at the edge of the field were some crops, apparently, were grown last year. On a larger scale the confluence if located in a shallow valley. Luckivci village is visible on the picture showing the East view. Once magnificent Pidhirci Castle is located about 5km south from the confluence. We visited the castle on our way back, and it struck us with its severe beauty. As the moon was rising in the evening sky, we rushed to leave the castle before the ghosts took over.