The last few kilometers
We reached St Petersburg on Tuesday around 14 pm, since camping in the city is not really an option we arranged a hotel. And like driving in rural Russia driving in St Petersburg is a whole other level… The rest of the day we did some sightseeing and fulfilled our task of the day by showing up in the only beach club of the city, we got a sticker! 🙂
Next challenge was to leave the city and Russia the next morning. Both took quite some time, but eventually we hooked up with the other 3 teams and we reached the party location in Estonia. And honestly, it was a wonderful place, the food was good and the people great, another great night.
Thursday we did took a quick little look in lovely Tallinn, a beautiful city but unfortunately we had to keep going… Our goal for the day was in Latvia so first we drove through Estonia and Latvia, and found a camping spot on a lake side. The weather was great so we had another bbq together.
Next morning we took off towards Russia again, Kaliningrad that is 🙂 We went across Latvia, in to Lithuania, made a stop at the Hill of Crosses and placed our own MidSummer Madness cross! Of we went again towards the border. We took the road over the peninsula, a beautiful drive but many teams had the same idea. Waiting again…
Finally we got through and went on search for our sleeping location, which we had arranged in Priboy, a private house we hired from a friendly Russian lady. We had a bbq again and too much vodka for some of us… 😉
Today we made a quick stop to Kaliningrad itself, and then took of for another waiting session at the border, this time 2hrs to get out of Russia and another 1hr to get into Poland, in a 30 degree heat… Eventually we were free again and took of. To finish our road book and its missions we had to print out pictures, which we did in Malbork, so we got to take a quick look at the enormous castle.
Now still driving to our campsite.
Tomorrow last day on the road….