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
20190705_104324 Two storks in a stork nest
What would Lithuanian countryside be without storks nesting high up on a utility pole! I saw them on the way from Vepriai after dropping off my daughter at a camp.
The road to and from the camp passed through big stretches of countryside, and I was happy to see that the fields were as full of storks as they were in my childhood. We also saw an occasional cat sauntering through the fields, perhaps doing rodent control.
Vepriai is a village in Lithuania where E went to the 10-day summer camp ("Vepriu stovykla") in July of 2019. Despite the language barrier (E did not learn much Lithuanian in time for the camp) she enjoyed it. Most of the kids in the camp, majority of which were Lithuanian, spoke good English, so language did not present a barrier.