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

4

... 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

Today we were going northwards, to the island of Hiiumaa and the new yacht facility in the ferry port of Heltermaa. Unlike the past few days, we had some cloud around and absolutely no wind. The total distance we were to cover was only 25 miles so an early start was not required, consequently it was 09:00 when we fired up old faithful and set off.

When one looks at charts for this vicinity, it can be quite daunting, as there are lots of rocks ...

Pragmatic Choice (ii)

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

3

... for where to spend the night and boats do more or less the same speeds, it is almost inevitable that boats having similar plans for their respective voyages will end up in the same harbours. It was nice to catch up but the language barriers prevented us from getting too chatty.

We had originally planned to go out for a meal for Julie’s birthday but this had to be postponed for the simple ...

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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