|Caught the ferry to Saaremaa Island for a days ticky touring about. By the way, Estonians love their vowels and dots. Just about every word has too many a's or i's or whatever. Lets go to the baaaar is our favourite example. So please excuse me if I make onee or twoo spelling mistakes during these updates.
Island very nice and we were lucky with the weather. Highlights for me were the old castle and a crater lake in the centre of the island. When exploring the castle I became (as usual) separated from the three others. The four of us travellers are usually separated for one reason or another when exploring ruins, castles, churches or museums. I think this as when under strain we revert to our natural tendencies.
Muzza - read everything, slowly, in English and local language. Take a million photos.
Peachy - try and find a sign with the name of the place (as he won't know until he gets there), complete the 'highlights' section, and then find a place for a quick nap
Dazza - tried to find a free toilet, after all you usually have to pay to get it to these places
Nils - walk around as quickly as possible, see everything, remember nothing, and then sit down with a coffee and a book and wait for everyone else
Highlight of the castle for me was strolling up the "Lions Tower" to try and spot a view over the courtcard. When entering the tower Lions actually roared from below, in an attempt to illustrate that the tower was also used for executing prisoners via Lion tucker. I wasn't frightened though.
Crater lake in centre of the island was also interesting. Crater hit the planet 12000 or thereabouts years ago and left quite a dent. Would hate to see something like that hit a metropolis like New York or Napier today!