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... of the road cause it is overtaking too. Alcohol is an optional extra.
So we wave a relieved farewell to Estonia and enter Lativa where the roads have to be better right? ROFL; nope. Well at least the drivers are better? RMFAO; nope. OK campsites are better? Ummm, well that one is closed (supposed to be open all year); ditto the next and the next. Getting worried now. However, we find one … it is ...
... while, the thunderstorm hit. By now it was time for a coffee and I’ll be damned if a little falling water was going to prevent that, so I donned my rain jacket and made my way to the Reval café. While I sat and read my book, the rain stopped and the sun came back out. It seems to be the standard weather for Estonia at the moment: sunny mornings, followed by a rain shower and then it’s fine for the rest of the day.
I walked back through ...
(At the end of World War I, Estonia was engaged in a War of Independence with both, Russia and Germany. With some help from both Finnish volunteers and Britain the two invading forces were defeated and the signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty in 1920 between Estonia and Soviet Russia saw the successful achievement of Estonia's independence after centuries of struggle, and therefore 23rd June became a Victory day celebration.. ...
... viewing platforms which had spectacular views over the old town with church spires and old bastions particularly prominent. Sadly it was overcast today so the photos don't quite capture the eerie beauty. Coming back down the hill we stopped first at the Danish King's Courtyard where in summer artists set up their easels to paint the rooftops. Then we followed the old town wall down the cobbled hill and along to St Olaf's church. This church was ...
... by walled fortifications and is capped by a cathedral in typical Russian Orthodox style architecture.
Aside - it was a really wet and cold day.
FYI - Estonia's history is a mirror of Latvia with full independence coming in the same year .. 1991.
On interesting note is that the Soviets orchestrated a Slavic immigration program, and they now make up around 40% of the population.