Near Sabile in the Kurzeme region is a beautiful outdoor art museum. It is so big you nearly do not see any other people. And nearby is a very good rstaurant. Try the potatoe pancakes or the vegetable platter and look at the art - well, that is what I did.
From Liepaja I decided to explore a bit more of the Kurzeme region. And I really loved the landscapes and little towns, but beware of the food. As great as the landscapes looks as bad can the food in a restaurant be.
Better buy something to eat and drink in a supermarket. And the streets are really great, too. There are a lot of small streets that are only designed for one small car and consists of just some stones put on the ground. It was really fun for me to drive as fast as possible down these roads in the hope to be so fast no other car will go in the opposite direction, coz there was no space for two cars on the road.
Last time I was in Lithuania I wanted to visit the hill of crosses. I had no idea how far away it is from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, the town I stayed last time. I was told at the bus station in Vilnius it is a long long trip and not suitable for a one day trip I had in my mind. So I visited beautiful Trakai and not the hill of crosses.
Now, some years later, I took a cheap plane to Riga and rented a car and was on my way to the hill of crosses. I had a plan and two maps - one of Latvia and another of Lithuania.
The hill is a bit difficult to find, because it is in the countryside and not in a town. It is really impressive with thousands and thousands of crosses. Small ones and big ones. Pics can not do justice the atmosphere of this place - for me it was like a sacred place with some smiling wrinkles.
Sunday - two more days of work and I will have ten days of holidays. I am really looking forward to some days off. And I am really happy. I will leave my comfort level to learn a lot. I hope to be back with some pics.
And I do not have a lot of nice T-shirts. I am outgrown the normal from the shop variety and do not want to live in tents, so I decided to start sewing with Jersey. My, was I scared. The last time I sewed with Jersey was a pair of Marlene trousers when I was twelve. I was a bit ahead of time I guess, because nobody else was wearing them at that time. I loved them for my summer holidays, but I sewed them with normal needles and had to live with some holes in the fabric.
Now I am a bit more grown up and I got myself needles for sewing Jersey. And I have to tell you it makes a real big difference. The first T-shirt I made was for my big sister, she asked for a second one with another motive (she seems not to like orange foxes in a blue forest) - I decided to sew her today another T-shirt with yellow cats on green and daisies. I have not finished the second one yet, but not being so much scared really helps. When this one I finished I will start to sew for myself.
Just behind the big lake with the party there are some smaller lakes. These lakes are great for swimming. Today I went swimming in the Dreiecksteich. It is beautiful there. I found a spot with some stones to get into the lake and I could see big dragonflies mating above and smaller ones just flying by while I swam.