20190706_134242 A seaside village from a 1000 years ago, up close
20190706_134231 A seaside village from a 1000 years ago
20190706_130834 Days of Living Archeology: mannequin in pelts
20190705_114952 Ray and R on the treetop path
After dropping E off at the camp, and since we already were halfway across Lithuania, we decided to take a further detour to the North and visit a small town named Anyksciai. One of its points of interest is the so-called treetop path or canopy path. It's an elevated walkway at the height of treetops. Well, not literally at the tops of the trees. It's about 2/3rds of the way up the trees, and these are some really tall, old trees. In any case, as you walk, you can see the treetops swaying from closer up than you typically see them. If you stand at the bottom of the tree and look up, the trunk of the tree doesn't sway that much. So it's an uncanny feeling to see such a wide range of motion in the treetops all around you.
The walkway ends in a 34 meter-tall observation tower with a view of the surrounding woods and the Sventoji river.