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_115143 Ray and R on the treetop path
There are small observation decks at the bends of the treetop path.
After dropping E off at the camp, 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, it does not literally go through 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 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 Šventoji river.