Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!
apparently, it has been more than 2 years since i have been to bogs! so, me and my friend Sipsik decided to end this run of 24-months-without-bogs series once and for all! because, u know, bogs are quite nice in this neck of woods! Estland, that is.
so, we went to this bog called Viru raba (Viru bog). Not sure about this name Viru, but many places east of Kadriorg seem to have this name. My friend Lotte says that it is probably to do with Finns, but i couldn’t tell. And also, the Finns live more towards North, not to East of here. So it is a bit of a mystery in fact..
but the bog is quite nice. and – which we, giraffes like best about these nice bogs – they have boardwalks!! because u know, it is quite hard to walk in a bog (or run!) if u are a giraffe. much easier, if you are a crocodile, if u ask me, hehe! so, boardwalks are gr8! and they are quite loooong too, as u can see!
The boardwalks usually take you to some place. For example, in Viru bog, they take you to the lakes and a tower. Here’s a not-so-gr8 photograph of me and lakes – from the tower:
These towers are quite nice, but only 5 people can go up at a time. Not a word about giraffes, so you can bring lots, i think..
I like this boardwalk in Viru raba especially because it even goes past the tower! so, u can go to the lakes, and make a circle back to where u started that way. Unless of course u get hungrig.. Which can also happen, if u walk with small steps, like me. Luckily we had prepared for this and brought along some cake, jei!
(also, i can secretly tell u that we also found lots and lots of blueberries – but don’t tell anyone, i plan going back there with a jar! Especially don’t tell the Teddies, because they are quite mad about blueberries. For example, last Tuesday they ate a book, which had blueberries on it’s cover!!) Strawberry cake in fact. I think it was probably the best strawberry cake i have ever tried in a bog. I have to put it on my top 100 best cakes to eat list, probably. Which reminds me that i have not updated the list for a while. Maybe i will try to cook something for next week..
Well, i will go and have a think about that. Until then, thanks for stopping, have fun and cu l8r! and if you can recommend any other bogs to visit, please let me know!