Of course we visited some other shops and I bought a new perfume deodorant called Heat by Beyoncé. I also got a free Beyoncé CD with the same name as the deodorant. Anyway, I'm definitely not good at describing perfumes but the top note consists of Red Vanilla Orchid (this rare and protected terrestrial orchid emits a highly distinct spicy-floral fragrance reminiscent of cocoa and vanilla; by the way, I adore orchids!), Neroli Orpur, Magnolia Delavayi and Blush Peach (well, I also love peaches). The heart note consists of Honeysuckle Nectar, Almond Macaroon and Crème de Musk. Finally, the base note consists of Giant Sequoia Milkwood, Tonka Bean and Modern Amber (adds luminosity to the fragrance). Guess I don't even have to say I really like the scent and if you find these ingredients as awesome as I do, you should definitely try this fragrance.
Actually I think I'm also going to buy Beyoncé's second fragrance called Heat Rush since I tryed it and absolutely loved it (consists of feminine Yellow Tiger Orchid, juicy sparkling Brazilian Cherry and sensual Rio Sunset Musk). Beyoncé definitely knows how to make perfumes!
In a completely different note, we also visited Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve where the main assets of the area are the versatility of wet habitats, different bog communities and rivers. Our aim was to cross the Selli-Sillaotsa educational trail and we absolutely achieved that goal although I had to do it mostly barefoot since my stupid shoes deceived me completely (in revenge I gave the bastards to my grandmother who wanted these anyway.. hope she threw the bastards away).
So, now about the educational trail: the trail is 4,6 kilometres long and it takes about 2 hours to complete.
The trail first leads along the Selli-Rehessaare winter road, through a heathy pine forest where blueberries and cowberries grow. The footpath then turns left from the winter road, going towards Maatskingu between the ancient trees marking the spot where the Suuretüki farmstead used to be. Passing through the pine grove, you will reach the swamp edge that is called Suuretüki Beach. The Suuretüki observation tower offers a spectacular view of the Laeva Swamp.
|I was wearing: tank top - Guess Jeans; shirt - Outfitters Nation (second hand); denim shorts - Amisu (New Yorker); belt - Reserved (probably); shoes - second hand (don't own these anymore though).|
The footpath becomes a convenient plank road as you reach a watery transitional swamp. In the peat moss that covers the swamp surface grow andromeda, leatherleaf, crowberry, heather, cottongrass and even cranberry on tufts. The plank road ends in Maatskingu. Btw, wolves regularly pass through the swamp island and we totally smelled a wet dog... or wolf somewhere, haha.
Having crossed a small swamp strip, you will reach Sillaotsa bog where vipers can be spotted. Another plank road section begins here to facilitate traversal of a transitional swamp that includes the string of swamp islands called the Jõhvi Islets. The plank road route terminates on the former Sillaotsa Farm land.
By the way, the weather was not that good and the main thing was this drizzling rain but luckily it didn't bother us and before going home we also discovered this really fascinating abandoned farmstead. It was mystic and creepy at the same time but in a cool way (it felt like someone moved and lived there, haha).
All in all we had some absolutely thrilling time there and once again made sure Estonian nature is simply stunning! Hope you enjoy the photos :)