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Baltic States Trip - Day 21 - Estonia


N 58.16059°, E 25.06697°

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We liked the Matsalu reserve so much that we spent the morning exploring it further. This is a very quiet and peaceful part of the country that's rich in history and wildlife, and which evokes a real sense of peace and freedom. The pace of life is slow here and it's a cracking corner of the world. We took in a couple of new hides and bumbled around a few of the attractions we'd learned of by looking at tourist information boards, including some more of what Estonians call 'eratic' boulders. It would have been easy to spend two full days 'doing' the whole national park and it's definitely a place we'd happily come back to.

Unfortunately time is not unlimited and we moved on. By mid afternoon we'd arrived at another national park: Soomaa. It apparently hosts all the big carnivores but in the couple of hours we spent pootling around it we saw no more than a buzzard and hundreds of infernal clegs. It's speciality is boardwalks through raised bog but the one we were aiming for turned out to be closed so we kept right on driving.

At the location shown now which is basically just a quiet hidey-hole as we need to spend the evening catching up on some trip admin. Spontaneity takes some planning.

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