Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lithuania; The Curonian Lagoon, sand and amber

Ruda’s arrival in Lithuania was greeted by 72 knots of hurricane force winds which caused havoc in Lithuania’s main port, Klaipeda. Ruda emerged safe and sound, but others didn’t fare so well. Ruda hurried away and into the Curonian Lagoon, a … Continue reading

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Latvia; Art Nouveau Riga, canoeing and golden sand

Soon Ruda found herself in her 7th European capital; Riga, Latvia’s gorgeous Art Nouveau principal city. [Gallery=41] Here she moored in a basin at the end of the old moat of the former fortifications, which now forms a canal through the heart of the city. Our canoe, with … Continue reading

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Estonia; rocks, boulders, erratics and lighthouses

In early summer 2012 Ruda crossed the Gulf of Finland to Estonia and visited her 6th European capital, Tallinn. [Gallery=40] In a city of perfect medieval streets and turrets Ruda enjoyed her mooring in the middle of the Old Town, despite … Continue reading

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