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Sep 25, 2017 - Haapsalu

Day 15 - Monday 25th September Well we've reached the turning point on our trip. From here on we will be heading home albeit in a bit more leisurely fashion as we intend to follow the Baltic coast as far as possible. The trip so far has been remarkable for the lack of any real hills along the way, all pretty flat. We left the port of Tallin & headed a couple of miles West to the open air cultural museum. It is a very large park housing many old Estonian buildings collected together from all parts of the country, mainly rural farms. It is...

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The Baltic States

Aug 24, 2017 - Haapsalu, Estonia

I had heard from someone that Estonia's cities along the Baltic Sea were known for their spas and specifically, the healing powers of the mud from the sea. I researched this and found a deal that I thought too good to be true. On Sunday I took the bus from Tallinn to the seaside town of Haapsalu. There weren't many tourists as it seems that folks up in these parts already consider it as autumn. The tourist season is over. After getting off at the Haapsalu "bus station" I waited for the local bus. I got on, gave the guy a 2€ coin and he gave...

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Apr 29, 2016 - Läänemaa Health Path

Friday, April 29: Biking south on the Läänemaa Health Path Weather: sunny, calm and warm all day/55F Highlights: - a gourmet breakfast at the Guesthouse's Café - bicycling 25kms on the Laanemaa Tervisetee (Health Path) from Haapsalu to Pullapää in the sun - seeing a snake, butterflies, colourful wildflowers, goldfinches, and maybe a towhee - taking detours to the Paralepa Beach, Fra Mare Spa, Ungru Manor ruins, the Soviet army bunkers at Kiltsi and the Pullapää geologic sight - eating a picnic lunch with a view of Haapsalu Bay -...

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Apr 28, 2016 - Haapsalu Episcopal Castle

Thursday afternoon, April 28: Lihula to Haapsalu Weather: Sunny, windy, ~60F this afternoon Highlights: - a short walk from the bus station to the delightful Beguta Guesthouse - touring the Episcopal Castle ruins and Park grounds in the sun - walking along the Promenade where royalty and Tchaikovski enjoyed the Baltic seaside - walking the scenic trail around Vaike Viik to look for birds - 10% discount on a delicious dinner at Dietrich - buying our bus tickets online for Saturday's departure - Navigating through Haapsalu from the bus...

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Sep 25, 2005 - Haapsalu

Start: Kersalu End: Haapsalu Weather: Sunny Ride: 85km Awoke at 8.30am, which was later than hoped, but at least I was refreshed from a good night's sleep. Ate breakfast and completed yesterday's journal entry. It was noon by the time I had packed up, taken a short stroll along the beach and hit the road. I left national cycle route 1 shortly thereafter to take a short cut. Even though this road was poorly sealed it was still easy to cycle and there was very little traffic. The scenery was mundane alternating between forest (mainly...

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