Tondisaar Travel Guide

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    Tondisaar-tiny island
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    Cormorants nests on the trees
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  • In mu oppinnion the nests are fitting in very nice
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Tondisaar Things to Do

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    Fisherman fishing in the Lake V��rtsj��rv

    by TheaIren Updated Mar 16, 2009

    Fishing is the main activity for local people. Tondisaar is one of their favourite spots.
    They say that perch can be easily catched close to island. There is also a hut and firecamp place in the island.

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    • Fishing

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    Cormorants nests on the trees 3 more images

    by TheaIren Written Mar 15, 2009

    Perfect place for bird watchers. Birds you may see in the island are common tern ( Sterna hirundo ),
    black-headed ( Larus ridibundus ), herring ( Larus argentatus ) gulls and seamew ( Larus canus ).
    Also mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos ), shovelers ( Anas clypeata ), goosanders ( Mergus merganser ), garganey's ( Anas querquedula) and great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus).

    Tondisaar is the only inland place where cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) are nesting.

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    Walk over the icy lake

    by TheaIren Written Mar 15, 2009

    As Lake Võrtsjärv is not very deep, it get's good icecover quite quickly and therefor
    you can walk to island over the ice during winter.Or if you have a smaller car you can drive
    with car in there.

    I started my walk in there from Rannu village where is a little port. Read more from my Rannu page.

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    Stones what might be remains of chapel 3 more images

    by TheaIren Written Mar 16, 2009

    Favorite thing: Archeologist think that Tondisaar was used as a sacred island and sacred grove by ancient estonians. There are legends about choped down tree spirits and they believed that spirits driven out from sacred places gathered in that island alltogether with evil spirits. In the middle of the island is lonely stone and one who sit's in there might feel sudden energy purst or something wierd.

    Well I saw the stone but did'nt sit on it...just for incase :)

    There is a big pile of stone's in the shore of the island under the trees and some people say that this is the pagans chapel remains.

    Fondest memory: There was a certain feeling in there...

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    Lake V��rtsj��rv in winter

    by TheaIren Written Mar 15, 2009

    Favorite thing: As Tondisaar is located in the middle of Lake Võrtsjärv I think it is proper to write something about this second biggest lake in Estonia. The biggest is ofcourse Lake Peipsi but as half of it belongs to Russia, then we can say that our own biggest lake is Lake Võrtsjärv. The few islands of Lake Võrtsjärv are located in the southern part of the Lake. Included Tondisaar. Tondisaar and Pähksaar are permanent islands while Ainsaar turns into a peninsula during low water, and Heinassaar is flooded in high water periods.

    Fondest memory: There is Limnology centre museum in the Rannu village at Võrtsjärv shore from where we started our trip to Tondisaar. The museum is a must for Võrtsjärv visitors.

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