Incredibly slow car ride to Laidunina lighthouse in Saaremaa #Ulog3

Me and my girl just love old lighthouses. There’s something serene in them, knowing that for years there was one man living in the edge of civilization, maintaining it and helping ships find their way to home – and that for years, every day and night. But not with this one – it was functional only for almost 2 decades until it was decided that built location is not justified and doesn’t serve the purpose (dunno why). This, more than 100 years old, lighthouse was built in 1907 and deactivated 1924, after that it was used as a daymark for ships to make daytime navigating little bit easier.

 

 

Getting there was an adventure itself. Small road that lead us there, was in so bad shape that it took about AN HOUR with a car to cross 10km. Huge potholes, tight navigation between rocks and sharp junipers made it challenging. Luckily I rented cheapest(14€ a day) car possible,thru p2p rent, that owner didn’t even blink an eye if he saw massive scratches on his 20-year-old Saab 9-5 🙂

 

 

2005 it was recognised as cultural monument of Estonia and recently they started renovating and supporting it with beams. I doubt thou that they will ever let people on top, but you never know 🙂

 

My sunshine

 

If you are interested in visiting it, here are the coordinates, but be warned, road to there can be nerve eating. Some off-roader can save you some time, but you will not be leaving with the same car 😉

 

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Taken: 12 July, 2018
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

How to deal with scorching heat wave ? GO BIKING | ULOG #1

Here in Tallinn things are getting out of hand and my cheap 30$ ventilator doesn’t do the trick anymore. For every situation there’s always a solution; for escaping burning sun, it is to dive head in, flip the sun, and bike around.

My first intention was to go out, bike with my bud and consume cold beverages, so I didn’t really capture everything I saw, sorry for mediocre reportage.

First stop was Paljassaare (naked island) reservoir near Tallinn. For our surprise it had new inhabitants. Cows were brought here recently to get rid of excessive reed in the coastline and keep people from entering birds protection area. Cows of course were really curious to see creatures from other side of the fence.

 

Some looked very cute and goofy

 

 

Some just friking weird

 

 

After some adventures we found an abandoned building. No idea what it’s purpose was, but I took this odd photo of 2 kayakers

 

 

Road that lead us there

 

 

After that we saw some interesting places, but beverages were kicking in and I had too much fun so couldn’t think about making photos. 4 hours later we landed in park near Tallinn University of Technology and started to burn some “greenery”. In some point I saw small brave evergreen tree and thought I have to record this cutie to blockchain

 

 

Another 4 hours later, sun was setting, but it still was warm, so we decided to continue drinking outside near a cool hipster bar F-hoone (after 10pm the only way to buy beer is in bars).

 

3 hours later none of us had energy left and we decided to HFS (home-fap-sleep)
Good night 🙂