Moving on to Igate Pils, Latvia


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June 30th 2015
Published: June 30th 2015
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We biked 45 miles today for a total of 393 miles.

Today it was cloudy initially, but became partly cloudy the rest of the day with frequent sun breaking through.

We left our last home at 10:30 am, after a fine breakfast.

Went to the A1 highway which was under construction, but we negotiated this without problems. Briefly passed through Salacgriva and turned to go down Limbazi - Ragana road. The first 10 k of this road was gravel. This was a challenge, which we managed slowly but surely. There was light traffic, but this included several loaded logging trucks making there way down the road. All vehicles kicked up a lot of dust, the logging trucks were the worst.

Biked to Pale for lunch. Bought provisions and ate at a colorful bus stop. Not much to Pale, Latvia.

Continued down the road, passing many farm fields mainly grains, but some cornfields. Did not see any cornfields in Estonia.

Ended day at Igate Pils - beautiful castle complex in rural Latvia. Not a castle as I imagine, more like a manor. Nevertheless a neat place. Had beer at the Vault restaurant which is on the grounds of Igate Pils. It tasted really good after biking today.

Later had dinner here - pretty good. I had chicken schnitzel and Pam had mushroom chicken, both agreed this was a great meal.

Tomorrow we head to Sigulda, Latvia.


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