Hotel Paeva Villa

Lai 7, Haapsalu, Estonia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Haapsalu

The White Lady's fate

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

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... was well stocked too!

Back to the boat, lunch and then camera at the ready, we were off again on our little bikes to do the sightseeing bit, which principally meant the Haapsalu loss or Episcopal Castle, dating from the thirteenth century (see photo). Apart from being an impressive construction with its integral church, the castle also boasts a ghost, called the 'White Lady in the Wall'. I have copied the Haapsalu web site verbatim below :-

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A Day Full of Surprises

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

2

... inside as she is on the outside. It really puts poor CW to shame, however CW was very considerably cheaper and is still a fabulous passage-making boat and one that is extremely comfortable to live on. I just wish she had some of the finishes that Harry had put into his Overseas 40, like a logical, fully labelled electrical system for one!

Despite the blow of the house sale falling through, it had been a good day and tomorrow’s weather looked promising ...

A Short Visit to an Estonian Island

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

4

... pay as all was included, albeit it was a longish walk to the showers (toilets were nearer, in the ferry terminal) but in Virtsu, in addition to their 20 euros, they wanted to charge €2 each for the showers – so of course we washed on the boat.

By now the sun was shining and it was a beautiful, hot day. We spent a part of the afternoon, walking down the nearby country lanes and onto the beach, which more closely resembled the side ...

Pragmatic Choice (ii)

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

3

... and gentle and we were sailing beautifully at around 6 knots in flat water. Champagne sailing conditions and a joy. What a lovely day for Julie, I was so pleased for her. On two occasions the wind dropped so far that we used the engine for about 30 minutes to keep our speed up but that was it – the rest of the time we were able to sail.

We didn’t expect very much from Virtsu and ...

The Festival of the White Lady

A travel blog entry by bttnhg

16

... and how it was found inappropiate by the bishops that him and his wife would sleep together in God's house and not in the Castle. We chose our visit to Haapsalu taking into account that during this time of the year they celebrate the Days of the White Lady. The legend based around her figure tells that a medieval maid used to enter the cathedral dressed as a man to visit her priestly lover and that when she was discovered she was killed there and that her ...

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This hotel, located on Lai 7, Haapsalu, is near Saaremaa Museum, Lihula Village, Ridala Church, and Ants Laikmaa Museum.
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