behind the scenes
language: eesti keeles
language: eesti keeles
The third long hiking trail through Estonia hopefully gives an idea whether our ancient battle with the forest* is finally nearing its end.
* or this is how it has been described by some people, others may more take it as a cruel and incompetent joke
arrival in Penijõe
When I have finished packing then Kalle drives me to Penijõe.
from Penijõe to Rumba
Before sunrise it gets cold in the tent.
from Rumba to Susla
Frogs make noise in the pond next to my tent all night.
from Susla to Varbola
Nice sunny morning on a day that slowly gets cloudy, windy and cold.
from Varbola to Rabivere
A very cold morning with blue sky.
from Rabivere to Järlepa
The best day so far.
from Järlepa to Paunküla
Another sunny day.
from Paunküla to Voose
First really cloudy day that ends with snow.
from Voose to Nikerjärve
Tent has to be packed while still wet and quite dirty.
from Nelijärve to Tõõrakõrve
A nice stretch of trail with some asphalt but mostly forest paths.
from Tõõrakõrve to Eesjärve
First of May, one year of being unemployed.
a day off
We spend the day off with visiting local sites.
a forced break
I hate stopping something half way.
from Eesjärve to Mardihansu
Weird to go on the same hike twice.
from Mardihansu to Raketibaasi
A warm night filled with birds chirping, except for one hour of silence during the darkest time.
from Raketibaasi to Roela
It’s cold in the night but at least air stays nicely in the matress.
from Roela to Soosaare
It’s going to be a long day.
from Soosaare to Uljaste
A night full of cockoo’s and corn crake’s song and a day full of gravel roads.
from Uljaste to Aidu-Liiva
It does not rain yet in the morning but I bring everything under the roof just in case.
from Aidu-Liiva to Alulinna
Some drizzle in the morning. I take my time becase today will be shorter and the weather should be drier later.
from Alulinna to Toila
Trail in the rain to the sea.
from Toila to Mummassaare
A hot and mostly sunny day.
from Mummassaare to Liivjärve
Another hot day.
from Liivjärve to Konsu
Air is somehow damp and sticky in the morning.
from Konsu to Jõuga lakes
Cloudy but dry.
from Jõuga lakes to Rüütli
It was a rather noisy night but everything is quiet in the morning.
from Rüütli to Agusalu
Some blue sky in the morning and more sun as the day advances.
from Agusalu to Kauksi
Last morning, last forest paths, last gravel roads.