Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!
how are you all doing? im doing gr8! just came back from a little travelling in Hiiumaa. apparently, Hiiumaa is an island (similar to Madagascar, but much smaller) so everywhere we went it was sea around! in fact, you have to take a boat to get there. this was the boat that we were supposed to take:
but it seems like that one is more for cars, not as much for giraffes. but it was quite fun, with nice sun outside and wind blowing in the face!
as it turns out, there are many islands besides Hiiumaa. so, first we went to see, if we can help to build a bridge to the largest one, Saaremaa. apparently, there was this one guy that wanted to build this bridge already, named Leiger. he, however, is now really busy being a bronze statue and the bridge is still unfinished somehow… so, at here’s me rolling a stone towards the end of Tirbi säär:
so that’s about 800 meters to go still. but finally..
.. i’m there! so, this is where the bridge works is at this moment. so, if you are travelling here any time soon, please bring some stones as well!
after such big roadworks, we went to a sauna on the sea! i did not go to the sauna myself, but i was listening to the radio:
great fun, because we had to take a small boat to get here and back! so, that was pretty much all for day one.
like i said, you could not go anywhere on this island without ending up in the sea. so, for the second day, we went to the sea first, to get that out of the way.
not too much sun outside, but A LOT of wind!! wohooo, and the WAVES!!! i have to say, i did not go to swim. giraffes, like me – are not really good swimmers u know. maybe i will take up swimming one day, but not with these INCREDIBLE waves! but it was great fun watching! in fact, i had to run away from this spot that i was sitting many times because sometimes the waves came chasing me all the way up there!
so, later on, we climbed up this 3rd oldest working lighthouse in the world, with really nice tall steps:
in fact, the steps were a little bit over my head, when i was standing up..
..but eventually, i managed to get up there, jei! and guess what was there besides nice view? the WIND! wohoo, the same wind that had built up those monster waves had come along and climbed up the wall instead of taking stairs. how so clever indeed. so, here’s couple of fotografs from the lighthouse:
what an interesting small man looking up, don’t you think? i think his name was Ants, because that’s what the kids were saying at the tower… (u know they were saying something like – “hey, these people look exacly like Ants”)
so, that’s pretty much it! well of course then we went geocaching :) and also hide one new cache right in the middle of Kärdla (but that’s a secret for now, so i can’t show you any fotografs of that) 8-)
what about you? have you been travelling to any islands lately? let me know! have fun and cu l8r!