Unfortunately, their namesake today is a typical village with little to
recommend it. The same holds for the resort area nearby: the dune beach is
decent but the run-down facilities. Two campgrounds, the Izgrev and the
Horizont, are in the vicinity although the latter, which is situated next
to the beach, appears to have been abandoned. The Izgrev sits farther
inland on the river, just off the road toward Staro Oriachovo in a heavily
wooded area that is a favorite gathering place for ravenous mosquitoes.
With all due respect to the Shkorpil brothers, there are plenty of other
areas more deserving of a visit.
The main road out of Staro Oriachovo climbs to the south, leveling out
halfway to Byala at tiny RUDNIK where the incongruously-named Restaurant
Jackson provides a convenient place for a pit-stop while watching cows
graze in the pasture opposite..