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... catch the boat cruise, arriving just as they were casting off. This circumnavigated the city via what used to be its moat I think, which connects with the Daugova River near the markets and again near the ferry terminal. The river was flat and calm and there was a cool breeze and the views of the old city from the water were nice, but the canal section was prettier as it passes through some of Riga's beautiful parks. A pleasant way to spend an hour in Riga.
I climbed the ...
... was happy to interpret for us, as it was a guided tour in Latvian. Over 2000 allotments plots, all organic, not all in use (!), a few lived on, some in amazingly good order, and also an eco project which is trying to bring more art/theatre/creativity to the use of the land in order to help preserve it, as the munincipality have been trying to sell it to developers.
Tomorrow we will continue to Cesis, in the national park to the NE of Riga, en route to Tallinn later in the week.
... be. They would show the wind direction, and if it were blowing into the port or away from it, therefore affecting if trade ships could dock.
We then moved on to the local market. 5 huge market halls, selling everything from clothes to fruit & veg, fish and meat. Much of the local food is very sweet. Fruity bread often accompanies soup, and sweet cottage cheese covered in chocolate is traditionally eaten for breakfast.
We then moved on to see ...
... and only ten at a time. The cool breeze was a bonus. Decided I would try to hit a block of churches in one area next.
Saw just the exterior of the Dome Church/Cathedral. The streets of course are not set at right angles but eventually you find the area you want. St Jacob's Church was closed but you could view its interior through one area. The Catholic Church of the Sorrows was next. Some sort of service was going to start so did not stay long.
... was 'you are early'. She wasn't at all accommodating, it is obviously the policy not to put anyone in early. We didn't mind that but didn't appreciate the abruptness of the comment. Our bags went into storage and she sent us down the road to a mall for lunch. She recommend the Lido which turned out to be a huge area with lots of different food. You could wander around, pick up what you wanted, then pay all together at the checkout. There were some marvellous examples ...