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Introduction…

Olympic Games in Tallinn..

Thus far we have discussed in our blog about facts about Baltic Sea, islands in Tallinn Bay, health regarding sailing and sea overall. Now we are gonna dwell around Olympic Games, as this is and should be talking point in all over the world whether it is coronavirus and because of this there are no spectators or new olympic and world records.

So how are we gonna infuse Olympic Games to a sailing on Baltic Sea?

Read on, and find out…

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Introduction to Tallinn Bay…

With our sailing trip in Tallinn Bay You could see two islands up closer, both of which have very interesting past.
One of them is Aegna and the other is Naissaar (GermanNargenSwedishNargö). We are going to write about both of them in this blog post…

 

Sailing on the Baltic Sea

Fun Fact no.3 : Sailing on the Baltic Sea is Good for Your Health.

Closeness to the Baltic Sea can have a very positive impact on your health: the closer you are to the sea, the better you feel. In fact, doctors have been prescribing healthy trips to the seaside from as early as the 18th century, and recent studies gives idea the link between the sea and health is a scientific fact.

A sailing trip with us on the Baltic Sea may be just the right medicine to improve your mental wellbeing and relieve summer stress.

Here’s the list of benefits and reasons why you should plan your next holiday at the beach or on the sea:

What is sailing… on Baltic Sea

Dictionary defines sailing as:

„the action of sailing in a ship or boat“
„ a voyage made by a ferry or cruise ship, especially according to a planned schedule“
„an act of beginning a voyage or of leaving a harbour“

Questions might arise that which definition we might use to describe our sailing adventure.
Well, to be honest none of the above are correct. We would describe sailing with us as:

„Seeing Tallinn with a new perspective, a voyage that You wouldn´t get anywhere else in the world nor would another sailing trip with us be the same.“

Ofcourse You can sail basically anywhere in the world, but there are a lot of variables that makes sailing on Tallinn bay with us a unique adventure.

Sailing on Baltic Sea
Sailing in Estonia

Scenery…

Rummu Quarry is a crystal clear light blue lagoon in the midst of Harju county, Vasalemma parish, right next to it is ash-hill which together with an artificial Rummu lake makes a unique scenery and is wonderful day destination with our SUP-tour.

Next to a quarry, there is a Rummu ash hill which consists mainly of ash, a byproduct of the mine.

Wednesday Fun Facts about Aidu quarry, where our canoeing trip takes place.

Opening of the Aidu quarry:

In 1974, the October oil shale quarry was opened in Ida-Virumaa. The former surface mine is now called Aidu Quarry. Almost 2.4 million tons of oil shale were mined there annually, during the 38 years of operation a total of about 90 million tons of oil shale was mined, which would be enough to burn one million light bulbs for 70 years. Lake Võrtsjärv could be filled four times with the total production of the quarry. However, the quarry area (34 km2) is about the same as that of the two Kihnu islands.

Our canoe trip on Saturday, 1st of May 2021

We have had plenty of Canoe trips already. 🚣‍♂️🛶 Mostly on the Põltsamaa river. It is the biggest river in Estonia which has pretty clear water. Believe it or not but it is clear enough to drink it. Really amazing obstacles on the way which are very challenging to pass them. We saw how beavers were eating trees, by the river smoothly paddling we saw fisherman caught a trout. In the beginning, it was so sunny that you could suntan. But as in Estonia weather is changing very suddenly a moment later it was a sky full of clouds.

Estonia is one of the least populated countries in Europe but it is larger than Denmark and Holland . The size of the country is 45 227 km2 and it’s population counts over 1.3million people, from which 69% are Estonians, 25% Russian, 2% Ukranian, 1% Belarusians, 0.8% Finns and 1.6% other.

The flag of Estonia was officially adopted on May 8th, 1990 and it contains three colours. Blue – represents loyalty and the country’s blue skies, sea and lakes; black – symbolises the past oppression and the fertile soil; white – stands for virtue, white snows and Estonian’s long struggle for freedom and independence.

Is Tallinn worth visiting?

1050, that’s the date when the first fortress was built in Tallinn. The name ”Tallinn” comes from Estonian words ”Taani linnus” meaning ”Danish castle” . The city regained it’s final independence in 1990 after many successive waves of occupation from Germany, Sweden, Russia, again Germany and again from Russia. Estonian capital was pretty fortunate because it wasn’t ever fully destroyed , pillaged or razed, even after II World War. Today, Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the most best preserved medieval cities in Europe. What you will find there is a complex of interesting history with a very impressive UNESCO heritage.

What are the top attractions to visit in Tallinn?