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A small trip to "Curonian Spit" in Lithuania

Heard so much of it but never visited. So one day we decided why not - took our cars and headed for the beautiful Lithuanian seashore.

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Our trip began from Riga to Liepaja. We decided to stay in Liepaja overnight and begin our trip to Klaipeda city in the early morning. These are only some people of our team.

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Why not to enjoy a beautiful sunset while waiting for the trip to begin in Liepaja.

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So as planned with the first sunlight we started our trip. I was a driver of the second car.

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Once we reached Klaipeda we embarked on a ferry that took us over a channel to "Curonian Spit".

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The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern within southwestern Lithuania.

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First of all we decided to go and see the dolphins and sea lions show. Which is at the very beginning of the Curonian Spit.

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Parking.

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Dolphins were making many different tricks including playing basketball..

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..and dancing.

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The show was great and funny.

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Then we went to see other sea creatures. It was like a small zoo. Here are funny penguins playing with the sunlight.

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There is a great sea museum so we visited that as well and headed forward. Driving on the Curonian Spit is pure pleasure. You can see Baltic sea on the one side of the road whilst driving.

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Thanks to its location it has a very rich and clean environment with many national parks. Here is a statue in the forest near tourist track.

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Here we are all together.

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Another interesting statue in the forest.

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Between 10 and 20 million birds fly over this place during spring and fall migrations, and many pause to rest or breed there.

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There are even special places for the tourists to watch bird nests which are absolutely everywhere.

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Arrived to Nida - the largest town on the spit. It's a popular holiday resort, mostly frequented by Lithuanian and German tourists. The northern shoreline of Curonian Spit is the site of beaches for tourists. Both the Russian and Lithuanian parts of the spit are national parks.

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Dunes on the Curonian Spit, Nida, Lithuiania.

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The Curonian Spit is home to the highest moving (drifting) sand dunes in Europe. Their average height is 35 meters, but some attain the height of 60 meters.

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Really a nice place to visit for a weekend.

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It takes about 5-6 hours to drive here from Riga so if you leave really early you can manage to get form Riga to Nida and back in just one day. The road itself is just 350km long in one direction but it's totally worth it.

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Later that evening we were back on a ferry across the channel heading for Klaipeda..

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..and driving back home to Liepaja and Riga.

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