Howdy! It's almost October and as well the beginning of the last quarter of 2013. Unbelievable, isn't it? But therefore it's also naturally the last time to tell you about the fascinating day 2 (September 3) of our breezy spa vacation in wonderful Saka Manor. Do read about day 1 here if you already haven't done so.
Our main goal for September 3 was completing Saka Hiking Trail and it was one hell of a tough nut to crack! Why, you ask? Of course because we didn't bother to study the map. But at least I studied it now and even created an illustrative scheme to share our brilliance with you :) So, let's start from the very beginning, i.e. the Seatower (sight number 1) I told you about in Spa vacation in northeastern Estonia, day 1.
Our "troubles", on the other hand began when we rushed downStairs (number 2 from the scheme, also my second photo). We unintentionally ignored numbers 3 (Cambrian Terrace) and 4 from the scheme,
quickly accidentally saw number 5 (Blue clay) and then struggled upstairs to bring a plastic bag from our hotel room for exciting fossils (my 5th and 6th photo lower down) and stones.
Then we once again voluntarily missed the map and rushed down the crazy stairs to navigate towards sight no 6 which we... well, missed. Instead we kept on walking until it already seemed like forever, even infinity (2 decent hours had passed actually) so we finally decided to turn back. But meanwhile the tide had started and it was quite complicated to get back with dry feet. Anyway, luckily E. detected carefully hidden sights no 6 (Limestone shore forest) and 7 (Saka (Kivisilla) Cascade) and we were saved!
Emporio Armani sunnies | Maison Scotch necklace | Lindex bomber jacket | Reserved tee | Diesel belt | Amisu pants | Guess sneakers.
Next we saw sight no 9, i.e. Kõrtsimäe Cliff that is part of Saka Cliff. Kõrtsimäe (Tavern Hillock) got its name after a tavern that was situated there in the 19th century. Plus we had to face another crazy stairway (my 11th photo). Sights no 11 (Manor Park) and 12 (Saka Manor House) were already seen so we used a shortcut to get back and therefore unintentionally missed sight number 10 (Bunker Hill and military Saka). Whoops, right?
All in all we missed only 3 sights and saw entirely 75% of them and additionally we now have a very good reason to return to the beautiful manor. Well and actually it didn't matter at all that we spent at least 3 hours to complete the 2-km-long trail and even then missed some rather important nuances. After all it was still an excellent adventure and we found some amazing stones and fossils, perfect for DIY projects!
So, after discovering the beautiful surroundings and having pure fun in the pool area (where we detected a children's ball and the crazy competitive games began!) it was time to enjoy the spa treatments again. Both of us got to try a health capsule treatment for 30 minutes: one Spa Jet and the other Spa Oceana but who knows who got exactly what? At least I don't any more. However that might be, both encompass light therapy (including infrared), hydro and aroma therapy and vibration massage. All of those components worked together and in my opinion it was a very interesting experience. Almost felt like boiling since the temperatures revolved between 40 and 50°C. Quite crazy, right? I would definitely do it again!
Anyway, we finished our spa day with some wonderful food - sage scented chicken fillet with herb roasted potatoes, artichoke and white wine cream sauce for the main course and warm raspberry cake with vanilla ice cream (mine)/chocolate cake with wine cream cheese and apple coulis (E.'s) for dessert. It was all absolutely divine!
Seppälä snake necklace | thrifted vintage blouse | thrifted Sufer Paris top | thrifted TwentyFive:Seven jeans | Guess Ivian bag | Topshop Jazzhands glitter peep shoes.
Last but not least I want to give out that Spa vacation in northeastern Estonia, day 3 will not contain much spa talk any more but it will show you incredibly summery and warm photographs taken at Kauksi beach. Plus a very colourful outfit of the day. But for the time being enjoy my photos from exciting day 2 and let me know what you think because I just love hearing from you! And I want to thank my regular/favourite readers for the feedback. You're truly the best! :)