20190709_161708 The cozy beach bar in Preila, view from the lagoon
20190709_161647 R and Ray on Preila beach
20190709_160956 Beach bar and lifeguard station in Preila
20190708_144926 The ruins of Markučiai
20190703_143015 R climbing the Panemune tower ladder
The Panemune castle has a tower that's about 8 floor high, and from the second floor you can only get to the higher floors by a ladder. It is very steep, as you can see. Both kids climbed it at least one level up.
We stopped by the Panemune castle on the way from Palanga. The first time I visited it was in 2005, when E was still a baby. Now that both kids are of an age when they can form memories, we came here again. This time we could go inside.
The Panemune castle was first built in the early 1600s, but, like many buildings of its time, fell into neglect in the later centuries. It was rebuilt in the 20th century. Parts of it were open to visitors, but other parts were still being renovated.