To the Black Sea 02 July 2004 1 minute read Continue reading The Black Sea 16 July 2004 in Sochi, Russia. 6 minute read. Started the trip to Crimea. First gasoline break on the outskirts of Odessa, and then on the road. Sun is shining. (2004-07-16 10:50 - Bergie) Travel preparations 30 June 2004 in Helsinki, Finland. 2 minute read. This trip will be headed to the Black Sea, and possibly to the Caucasus region. Research for the Caucasus part of the trip has been going on for quite a while, but now it looks like the area might be a bit too restless for travel.