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Being an English Man in Estonia


Woke up Saturday morning to bright sunshine, ah! normal service has resumed... Decided to go explore the nearby coast at Saare which was originally part of Sweden, which would explain why the houses and the countryside look so much like my travels in Sweden.

After looking at the Baltic sea, I decided a coffee and a cake was in order, so I followed a sign of a "Teapot" and ended up at a Estonian Stately home where I had an amazing slice of Rhubarb cake and a coffee.
After that it was back to Haapsula to buy some more supplies and back to the campsite to chill.
Later on a retired German guy, Wolfgang turned up on his push bike and pitched next to Per and I and we spent the evening chatting. Wolfgang was a very interesting guy, after retiring in 2012 he set of for three months on his bike down through France and Spain. All his wife said was "make sure you come back" and now every year he takes off for eight weeks.This year he is off to Finland, top guy and fit as a fiddle. I still prefer my bike to have an engine..lol
The next morning Per and Wolfgang left and I was back to "Billy no mates".... but as it was Sunday I decided to do some more washing and just chill at the campsite and pop down the road to see the American car cruising...

In the evening after speaking to Jackie, we decided to book the ferry from Tallin to Stockholm and it was a good idea we did as there was only one cabin left (someone is looking after me)
The next morning I decided to do some sightseeing and road to Virtsu where you can catch a ferry to one on the islands. Not much to see other than the Baltic sea and ferries.

On the way back I stopped at this great little coffee shop with really cool wooden sculptures.


Per had told me of a memorial to the thousands of Estonians that had been deported to camps in Siberia between 1941 and 1949 in Risti. It is a very emotional place and I took time to gather my thought before setting off back to Haapsula for a bit of Lunch.

Estonia is a beatiful country, the forests, the lakes and the people are so friendly, if you haven't been you should get yourself out here

Posted by Speedmaster58 04:56 Archived in Estonia

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