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Cycle Tour Iron Curtain Tour, part 1: Klaipeda-Grense Jakobselv

Dag 15, etape 14: Haapsalu-Vihterpalu

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Elevation profile Cycle Tour Iron Curtain Tour, part 1: Klaipeda-Grense Jakobselv

Added on 30 Jun 2017

on 15 Aug 2017

Cycle route metrics

ridden

Total distance in km

67

Cumulative elevation gain in m

574

Avg. slope uphill in %

0,86

Cumulative elevation loss in m

363

Total cycling hours

4,1

Avg. pace in km/h

16,3

GPS track data

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Rights owner

Ottocolor

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cc0: Public Domain no Rights reserved

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creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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by Ottocolor on 04 Jul 2017

Track points in total

683

Track points per km (avg)

10

Start/endpoint

Start location

Haapsalu, EE (-19 m NHN)

End location

Vihterpalu, EE (40 m NHN)

ridden on

15 May 2017

Weather

Cloudy, chilly weather. Light northerly wind, thus a light headwind.

Temperaturverlauf am 15.05.2017 12:0013:0014:0015:0016:0017:0018:0019:0010°15°20°10° - 16,3°

Properties

The fifth of six stages of the Iron Curtain Tour's third part from Riga to Tallinn.

Remarks

Departure at 11.30, arrival at 20.00, i.e. 8.30 hours with stops. Average speed with stops: 8.1 km/h. Max.speed 25.2 km/h. Odometer after the stage: 1,337 km. Remaining distance: 2,548 km.

Travel report

Text message, May, 15, at 9.32: Good morning from Pikseke Camping at the fringe of Haapsalu. It's run by a Finn and attracts many Finns, so I've trained my Finnish skills this morning. It went okay, and during the three weeks I'm going to spend in Finland, they will surely improve. I arrived here early in the evening and had time to do some shopping and have a pizza in the town centre. I want to have a closer look at it today, as the stage today is quite short. And buy that sleeping bag for Arctic usage. Tonight it wasn't so cold. A few drops of rain this morning. Now it's just overcast and dry and only a little wind. Yesterday I had smoked fish for lunch. Two girls sold them from a stall at the roadside. I had them in Lihula (the fish, not the girls ;-), a very worn down and derelict little town. It's a bit disturbing they haven't made more progress here in 25 years since independence came. But Haapsalu looks agreeable enough. Many wooden houses. All right, many could do with a coat of paint. But the town's charm seemed intact yesterday evening. My goal today is a nature camp site in the little village of Vihterpalu. An then on to Tallinn tomorrow. Good Monday to everybody. Helmuth. PS Strange, but the Finns call Estonia, which is called Eesti in Estonian, Viro. So closely the languages can't be related. But yesterday I made good use of the relationship. A road sign said 'vana sild'. It wasn't hard to guess that it meant 'vanha silta' in Finnish, which means 'old bridge'. It turned out an interesting and beautiful visit.

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15 Aug 2017

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Ottocolor

Her bor Pikseke Campings lejrchef/Here Pikseke Campingʹs camping warden lives
Her bor Pikseke Campings lejrchef/Here Pikseke Campingʹs camping warden lives
Han solgte morgenbrød fra køkkenet/He sold breakfast rolls from the kitchen
Han solgte morgenbrød fra køkkenet/He sold breakfast rolls from the kitchen
Til venstre står mit telt på den hyggelige campingplads/To left my tent stands on the cosy camp site
Til venstre står mit telt på den hyggelige campingplads/To left my tent stands on the cosy camp site
Haapsalus gamle bispeborg er en ruin i dag/Haapsaluʹs old episcopal castle is a ruin today
Haapsalus gamle bispeborg er en ruin i dag/Haapsaluʹs old episcopal castle is a ruin today
Men kirken er genopbygget og fungerer stadig/But the church is rebuilt and is still in service
Men kirken er genopbygget og fungerer stadig/But the church is rebuilt and is still in service
Her er jeg inden i kirken/And here I am inside the church
Her er jeg inden i kirken/And here I am inside the church
Ruinen er dækket med et tag og huser et museum/The ruinʹs covered by a roof and is home to a museum
Ruinen er dækket med et tag og huser et museum/The ruinʹs covered by a roof and is home to a museum
Det er muligt at bestige det gamle klokketårn/Itʹs possible to ascend the old clock tower
Det er muligt at bestige det gamle klokketårn/Itʹs possible to ascend the old clock tower
Et kig ud over byen mod nord/A view of the town towards North
Et kig ud over byen mod nord/A view of the town towards North
De gamle træhuse har set bedre tider/The old wooden houses have seen better times
De gamle træhuse har set bedre tider/The old wooden houses have seen better times
Ligesom kurhuset er de fra zarens tid/As the Kuursal they are from Russian imperial times
Ligesom kurhuset er de fra zarens tid/As the Kuursal they are from Russian imperial times
Strandpromenade og musikscene hører en kurby til/Sea front walk and musical stage of the spa town
Strandpromenade og musikscene hører en kurby til/Sea front walk and musical stage of the spa town
Tosproget byskilt på estisk og svensk/Bilingual road sign in Estonian and Swedish
Tosproget byskilt på estisk og svensk/Bilingual road sign in Estonian and Swedish
Teltet er rejst på Vihterpalu naturlejrplads/My tentʹs pitched at Vihterpalu nature camp site
Teltet er rejst på Vihterpalu naturlejrplads/My tentʹs pitched at Vihterpalu nature camp site
Et bål kan varme mig på den kolde aften/A bonfire to warm me on a cold evening
Et bål kan varme mig på den kolde aften/A bonfire to warm me on a cold evening