A highlight of my Baltics sojourn was a day in rain-soaked Lahemaa National Park, tucked into the northeast coast of Estonia. A pocket of boulder-studded coastline, crumbling Soviet submarine bases, haughty German baronial manor houses, and primordial bogs, this national park deserves more than a day trip from Tallinn. Accompanied by Kaur, an Estonian grad student of history, two holidaying lawyers from Switzerland, a laid back German student of biology, and a couple from France, we knit into an unlikely family by the end of the day, cemented by bog hikes, a persistent rain, and the child-like joy of eating strawberries and blueberries fresh from the forest floor. Someday I’m coming back.
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