Alla inlägg den 5 juli 2018

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 5 juli 2018 21:56

Lithuania is a country and the southernmost of Europe’s Baltic states, a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia, and Belarus. The capital is Vilnius and known for its medieval Old Town. Mom says we have seen so many Old Towns now so she looked for a national park instead.

As world war I neared its end, Lithuania's act of independence was signed on 16 February 1918, declaring the founding of the modern Republic of Lithuania. In the midst of the secondworld war, Lithuania was first occupied by the Soviet Union and then by Nazi Germany. As World War II neared its end and the Germans retreated, the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of Soviet Union Lithuania became the first Baltic state to declare itself independent after 50 years of Soviet occupation.

After driving on so many bad roads in Poland, it felt good driving on smooth roads again. The landscape is flat and mostly farmland. it looks like a huge quilt in many nuances of green, yellow and brown with a few splashes of blue where there's a lake or a river.

this is a marker of the highest elevation on the highway.


sometimes this red line is a divider and it's like a washboard and makes a lot of noise when you drive on it. Also, it makes my chair vibrate so it disturbs my nap. It makes Mom giggle



finally, we got to the ferry luckily  a very short one so we could stay in Lucy


Now we are at Curonian Spit which is a long thin piece of land that is 98 km (60 miles)long and only 0.4 km (450yards)wide at its narrowest point and 4 km (2,4miles)wide at its widest. The Lithuanian portion of the Curonian Spit (a portion of the spit is within Russia’s Kaliningrad territory) is home to historic fishing communities. An additional unique feature of the Curonian Spit is the shifting dunes, located between Nida and Kaliningrad.

We are in Nida and on the other side of that black line is Russia and Mom is tempted to drive there to take pictures of the border guards.............MOM, do NOT make trouble.... My advice is not to do that so we get out of here together



the smooth driving roads are now gone, for 55 miles we bounced around like a little dingy on the ocean. Sure it would have been better if Mom slowed down but she felt bad for all the small cars that got stuck behind and some made really scary passings on this narrow road. Why such a hurry? Usually, Mom pulls to the side to let people pass but there was no way to do that here.



After parking Lucy at a camp in the forest, sandy pinecones and needles covering the ground which is not very nice. It is the only campsite here and you're not allowed to park anywhere else.

We went for a bike ride and Mom was very pleased with the new bike, but I'm not noticing any difference.................maybe because it's the same basket?




We went around town but it didn’t feel all that exciting since it’s not sunny and not much to do, not a lot of tourists either.



it looked like a typical little fishing village



Mom has a feeling it's a playground for the newly rich because it's quite a while since we have seen these cars or someone this happy on his yatch 



I tried out a Mercedes but I think the bike basket is cosier 



this looked like love



this dog had a collar of amber..............lots of tourist souvenir shops selling amber here............Mom didn't buy any



not a great day to be on the beach



all that was left to do was to eat, and Mom ordered fish and drank 2 beers………………...uhoh, it’s not Polen prices anymore, we are on Euros now..................



time to say good night all









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