Visiting the Curonian Spit on a Rainy Day

I was feeling so tired the night before our trip to Curonian Spit. It was already late when we arrived Klaipeda. I even had a sea sickness while we boarded the ship from Kiel, Germany to Klaipeda, Lithuania. It was a long trip at the sea.  The day before our trip, I only had two days rest because I just came back from a one month vacation in the United States that time. It was September 2012 when I first had a mini-cruise trip to the Baltics.

It was already late at night when we arrived Klaipeda the next day. I am still thankful because we arrived there safely. We stayed in a Park Inn Radisson Hotel by Klaipeda. After putting our luggage in our hotel room, dinner was already waiting for us. I was very tired that time because of lack of sleep and rest.

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The Curonian Spit in Lithuania during our visit almost a year ago, September 2012.

“The Curonian Spit stretches from the Sambian Peninsula on the south to its northern tip next to a narrow strait, across which is the port city of Klaipėda on the mainland of Lithuania. The northern 52 km long stretch of the Curonian Spit peninsula belongs to Lithuania, while the rest is part of the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. The width of the spit varies from a minimum of 400 m in Russia (near the village of Lesnoy) to a maximum of 3,800 m in Lithuania (just north of Nida).”

The next day, our first sightseeing begun. From our hotel, the ferry port is only around 500 meters. It is very accessible for easy travel to Curonian Spit, a UNESCO World Heritage site of incredible natural features.

The weather was not so friendly. When we left from our hotel, there were  already raindrops. Our tour  guide during that trip already explained some things about this  famous sight in Lithuania, the Curonian Spit. It is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast.

When we arrived there, the wind was blowing so hard that it broke my umbrella. The rain was also very strong. Thanks to my raincoat, I still managed  to do some sightseeing and was able to click some photos of the Curonian Spit. We did not really spent a long time there considering the weather condition. I believed it was caused by the typical autumn weather.

After our sightseeing, we proceeded to Akropolis, a famous mall in Vilnius, Lithuania. We  did some coffee  break and had a walk around the mall.  The Vilnius AKROPOLIS is situated on the right-hand bank of the River Neris, 5 km away from the downtown area.

After that short break, we proceeded to our next destination, to the Hill  of Crosses  in Siauliai, written as Šiauliai in Lithuanian.

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3 Responses to “Visiting the Curonian Spit on a Rainy Day”

  1. Liz Says:

    Sayang, you could have enjoyed it more if not for the bad weather. I was hoping to see more pictures. 🙂

  2. jo-anne Says:

    Too bad about the “not so friendly” weather but nonetheless, the place is so beautiful.

  3. Chubskulit Rose Says:

    Every time I see beach photos, it makes me miss my hometown.

 

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