We got to the city of Haapsalu in the afternoon and stopped to shop for groceries at konsum. Tomato and mozzarella is our favorite lunch, dinner and probably breakfast (just never tried it). Now we are officially on seefood diet. We eat everything we see (vegetarian that is).
We asked a man at konsum where to find the best place around Haapsalu to set out tent. He gave us directions to a lake near town. Amazing again! The fact that we still haven’t found a proper map of Estonia makes us even more happy to find nice places.
We woke up to pouring rain on our first rest day. It was a good thing, it helped us rest for a few hours more before we packed our stuff and went to a campsite in town. We put our stuff in a safe room and cycled around town for a while. Turned out that Haapsalu is a small gem. The same evening we had a few beers with another bike touring couple from Switzerland. They too had just quit their jobs and set out to travel the word by bike. Hope to meet them on the road soon.
There are signs everywhere we look…
Last night just when velo1 said “No, no there will be no rain tonight” a few swallows flew past us just one meter from the ground. Then another two almost crawled across the road. Minutes later we had the first drops on our helmets.
Another sign is when it has been raining all night long, all the bugs in the area will spend the night in your tent. Slugs and snails in your panniers and so on…
Now we also know that a big red sign at a small lake means that all the local fishermen will arrive around sunset.
A big ugly dog that runs after you barking like crazy means that it´s time to set a new speed record on your bike. We did!
Peace and love!
Per Karlström & Carolina Nordfors