The party yesterday was almost till the morning so, not surprisingly it was a bit of hangover in the morning! Nothings that loads of water does not solve! Cider is indeed a very nice drink!
Lielvarde is a small town close to Daugava river, which is the river that crosses all Latvia (passing in the "distant" Daugavpils and flowing into the see in Riga).
As the weather great, nothing better than a swim in the river (lets call it going to the beach, ok?).
Problem is tha Mr. lamb did not take his swimming suit for the vacations. Well, found a very fashional one, at a local shop for 7€ :)
|Marta chatting with (imaginary?) friend|
|Peter Lamb, stop taking pictures of me!|
Well, you know how it looks like everywhere in the world: girls take aaaages to get ready! But soon enough, time to head to the beach :)
|Shadows going to the beach|
When there is not other option, taking a walk is simply the way to go! Afterall it is just about 1h30 :)
|At the park we were partying yesterday|
|Countryside house with Latvian flag|
|Walk baby, walk!|
We went to a viewpoint before going to the beach. There is a legend about this place, where a battle had happenned in here. Cool place :)
|Yes, Lamb over a crocodile!|
|Peter Lamb and the girls (one is missing, someone has to take the shot!)|
|A little bit before falling :)|
|Peter lamb :)|
Of course no pictures of the beach! What is interesting about a lamb without t-shirt? ;p
We needed to start thinking about coming back to Riga. Marta has to work on Monday morning. We could come by train, but then we decided to hitchhike! I have never done that before, but it is somehow common in here, so I really wanted to try it! Marta has come from Italy back to Latvia on a hitchhiking trip with a friend of her! Brilliant :)
|Cool shot! Two lambs!! :)|
Riga (and thank you) signal done, then is a question of time and luck till someone stops! :) we decided to make a bet: to guess the number of cars that would pass till someone finally stops! Marta said 13, i gambled on 23! We could not be more mistaken... Well, we did not count it all, but I guess it was close to 100 cars! :)
Hitchhiking is actually a lot of fun! You can stand there bored, or you can actually smile and wave at people, which certainly will increase your odds of someone picking you!
Well, we got super lucky, as Ina, a teacher in a grwmmas school in Riga decided to stop and give us a ride to Riga! First we sat in the back, but as soon as we stop ina red sign, I passed to the front seat. Afterall this is not a taxi ride! Ahahah
Well, the ride with Ina was great, we were chatting all the way :) Ina is on her holidays (the joy of being a teacher, as there are looooong holidays), and she is not that used to pick up hitchhickers, but because of the smiles and waves, why not? :) i guess we were good company as well, so in the end she gave us a jar of home made cherry jam, delicious!! There are really outstanding people around, thank a lot Ina!! Cheers :)
|Ina, Marta & Peter Lamb|
Ina left us close to a tram stop, then we took a tram to the city center and a long walk home! After a 6 storey walk up, it is nice to be back at home, where I have been almost one year ago!
That's all for now folks!!