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... little town in a beautiful setting. Anders told me there used to be a big paper and cardboard factory there (it is in the middle of a forest) but the factory was closed down because of the national park. It looks like the town never recovered and relies on tourism now.
The guys dropped me off at the Gauja River ferry and we agreed I'd meet them at 4pm. After setting me up with a lifejacket and a waterproof bag for my stuff, Dom drew me a quick mudmap in the sand of ...
... once or twice, the rest of my shots came close. Next up was axe-throwing. This was a LOT of fun. I managed to get the axe in the target most of the time. It was quite easy as the weight of the axe head means it spins on its own once it leaves the hand.
Next up: archery! Needless to say I didn't need any instruction on this. I was using a Hungarian-style recurve flat bow. I was hitting the target, but the arrows weren't sharp enough or the bow strong enough for them ...
Into the Latvian countryside
My last day in Latvia and my overnight train to Moscow doesn't leave until 4:45 P.M. so I had my guide, Ilze, come to take me out into the countryside to see Sigulda and also Taurida castle. But first, a couple of things that I forgot to mention from our tour yesterday.
Almost every Baltic nation has an Independence Street or a Freedom Street. In Riga, it is Freedom Street which is its current name but ...
Today is the second rainy day we've had during this trip. We ate an early breakfast and packed the car for our trip to Latgale. Along the way, we'll make a detour into Riga to pick up the "family" guitar. With the car fully packed, we continued on out of Riga and took the highway south and then east towards our destination of Aglona. This is the home of the Aglona Basilica, which is the most important Roman Catholic church, in Latvia, ...
... went to the Gauja river to see some high limestone cliffs( picturesque) and to Arasi where there was a range of historic sites including of greatest interest the Hill Of Hallows where all criminals were hung. The poor folk had to go to the local church for a service then to a nearby hill where they were hung. We are eating here at Karlimuzia Manor, Karli, tonight. After the yummy breakfast, which was 6 Euro for both of us, we think dinner will be a ...
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