The mighty Dniper river and Kyiv’s cultural and social history are inextricably intertwined and the myriad of islands, forests and sandy beaches which cut through the city provide endless hours of entertainment and relaxation. The river divides Kyiv (literally) but it also unites it as thousands and thousands of Kyivians mingle on its shore throughout the summer.

This weekend we joined them, hired some Kayaks from its Hydropark and paddled our way downstream to Slavutych stopping en-route for a picnic on a small island.

Then came the rain….

Thanks to Doug for arranging everything!