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Wildlife Watching in Alutaguse, Estonia

“Sssshush” was the swift, and abrupt rebuke in reply to my slightly too enthusiastic “Hi”, as the door to the hide opened. They take wildlife watching seriously in Alutaguse, Estonia. Dusk was rapidly descending outside the shelter, and the other ‘watchers’ were already quietly staring out towards the clearing. All were hoping for a glimpse of a bear, or maybe something …

Postcard from a Latvian sunset on a Baltic beach

It is not often enough that we experience a genuine treat but the expanse of white sand that is the Baltic blue flag beach of Liepāja in the west of Latvia qualifies for me. The coastline here is pristine, absolutely spotless,the result of a tireless cleaning programme which even included removing dead, washed up seaweed. These are piled in tidy …