28 May 2007

Kuidas elad, Matsalu? My Sea Coast

Along the western coast of Estonia there's a finger of water poking into the mainland. That's the Bay of Matsalu. In this bay is Suurerahu (loosely translated by me as a Great Place for Peace and Quiet), one of Estonia's 1,500 islands. Run your own finger down along the coast to Sepamaa, across from Kesselaid island. Then drop down to Virtsu, the mainland's closest point to the island of Muhu and the gateway to Saaremaa, Estonia's largest island on which 35 of the 36 species of orchids in Estonia grow.