Taikos 18, Nida, LT-93121, Lithuania
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The iconic weathervanes were introduced to the Curonian Spit in 1844 by the fishing autorities. They were attached to the mast tops of the local fishing boats to identify them in the assigned fishing areas. It was also possible to learn from them about the owner's family and his wealth.
Later the weathervanes became more colourful and were also used as decorations on local houses.
The weathervanes can be seen all over Nida and are nowadays also a popular souvenir for tourists.
Looking for Amber
Here we see The Baltic sea...the sands on the seashore...and Grazina looking for piece's of amber...
The Baltic sea is famous with it's amber. The amber was formed during two millions years from resin and tar and has many forms, colours and mysterious fossills. I think it's a custom just to see if you can find one of these amber on shore...
As Grazina was out looking, so I tried, and others that were on the beach that day...Oh yes, I did find one
It may rain
Bring raingear even in summer peak season as the weather can be unpredictable and something long sleeved. Make sure you have enough batteries for your digi camera as I doubt that you can find ie Lithium batteries here. If you plan to cook yourself, keep in mind maybe to make a shopping stop in a big supermarket in Klaipeda as the 2 supermarkets in Nida that I have seen are pretty basic.
Ok, so this is not really a tourist attraction. There's nothing to see except a sign that tells you to stop unless you want to be in trouble with the Russian border guards... But it's a special experience to step into Russia and out again!
The Curonian Spit's southern part belongs to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, so that you have to cross an international border if you want to enter it. You'll also need a visa. Don't mess with the border guards, I suppose that they are not very pleased with tourists trying to enter Russia illegally just to see how far they can go.
VT member HORSCHECK has also been there 'n' done that. And he's just admitted that he "stole" the idea from me... ;)
You dont have to plan what you could do here.. just walk... It would take you maybe at least half a day to walk along whole beach from the side of Baltic sea, and about the same on the other side of Nida at the lagoon..You can also try walking in dunes, the part is not forbiden to haves walks yet...but have to warn you.. its really taking lots of strength.. hot sand and seems endless dunes... feelslike 'sahara' i suppose.
And dont forget huge pine forests...
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