I’ve never seen such cute waves at Kauksi, without wind! And imagine that, on august 6th, you have the beginning of a +30C heat wave. Must remember to save some tanning lotion for August also!
My friend tanning:
The best wave:
The ants were busy and very friendly:
On our way back home we stopped at Ninasi in Ida-Virumaa, where was an abandoned postal office.
A lookouraound platworm tower, as if I knew the correct term, behind the Ninasi bus stop. It’s closed, but you know, wouldn’t it be nice to climb this rusty net, right to the top.
And then this cute fish staiway next to Kose watermill:
And there is home and huge amount of ice cream!
Decided to start the day of our little bike trip at 6am, which was a good choice. If you want to enjoy the trip and get a decent sunburn, you must try to hit the target by noon. Definitely never take a hat with you and do take only one bottle of water. Most importantly, look around! Make the planned 50km on your MTB bikes a nice 70km instead.
In our way we stumbled across the Unipiha manor and ruins (photos by Triin Erg)
Then had a little painting and eating stop by the Suure-Kambja lake.
Triin found a bunch of butterflies:
Our goal of the trip was to find this burned down manor house, Suure-Kambja manor:
De door is still up!
This is how it used to look in the 1960s (photo by Veljo Rannik). It was built in the 19th century and burnt down in 1998 by (“a suspicious” accident http://www.mois.ee/english/tartu/suurekambja.shtml )
The day went great, we used to wonder around on our bikes a lot, now I remember why!
We set our new goal to go and make a mini painting camp in Tallinn Zoo, ended up being entirely sidetracked by the fact it was so cold the entire time and the ink didn’t come out of the painting stick! So ended up eating and looking around most of the time.
We ended up taking only one painting stop and it was in front of the apes playground. Productivity wise, not a very successful trip, otherwise, COTTON CANDY!
Woke up early on Monday and went outside to paint the houses in Soup Town, Tartu. It’s a lovely part of town where all the wooden houses and cute tiny gardens are and even abandoned houses look cute.
Thank the world for people with who these type of plans form and come to life. Had a great 2 hour painting camp, then a 2 hour pancake lunch in Kikerkohvik cafe and then smelled creams, checked out paints and tried on dresses for 6 hours.
All in the name of art!
Here is the Emajõgi street by the Emajõgi river:
Here are the runners of Tartu. They are everywhere and all the time:
Rarely is this in the itinerary, but I’ve touched it! If there ever was a successful summer!