Travel Blogs from Muhu
... we have heard relating to KGB torture cellars in a couple of cities we have seen in the Baltic region. The saying goes; “Those cellars have the best views in the city. You can see all the way to Siberia from them”.
Well the tour was probably a lot more interesting to the people who understood the tour guide as we kept getting separated from our Belgian friend and she maintained the Russian spoken was a little different in dialect ...
... 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 :-
... pushed to one side. We breathed in as she swept past, there was enough room with some to spare, but I defy anyone not to be nervous!
Later on, we were able to switch the engine off and gently sail in the light breeze. The water is quite shallow hereabouts but there are clear water routes so as long as you stick to these, you should be ok. Sometimes, there is as little as 2m under the keel and whereas in Germany and Poland I wasn’t worried even when ...
... and you dither? Still, we made our choice and all was well.
The marina is protected from the wash of the busy ferry traffic by a mole so it was a good, quiet mooring and one which had the added interest of watching the comings and goings of the not inconsiderable traffic onto and off the ferries. The total cost of the marina was €20, which seems to be the going rate in Estonia and not correlated with what is provided. Here we were ...
... 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 ...
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