Temporary Riga photos are being published not in a regular manner due to blog author has moved to Vilnius.

Pāvilosta Panorama

Pāvilosta is a small coastline town in Kurzeme, which can visited on the way between Ventspils and Liepaja.
Please use scrollbar above to see the whole panoramic photo of beach, river Saka and port.

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Losing Grip


Falling pines at Kolka's coast is something normal and regular because of the Sea destroying Latvia's land.
This stop was made after Roja town and before Telescope in Ventspils

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Mole


Moles aka breakwaters are very common structures seen on Latvian coast (e.g. Riga's Mole) and almost all of them are quite romantic, but sometimes dangerous place for promenade.
This one was photographed in Roja on my way from Mersrags to Roja's exit and entrance sign

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Mērsrags


The harbour in a small fisherman town Mērsrags, which is located on the coast of Riga's gulf.
This is an experiment work created by stitching many small photos by Hugin software into single panoramic photo.
Check for previous stop in Engure or continue to Rojas mols

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Floating House


Floating Dock, which is moored in Engure's port, is a 2 deck barge suitable for living.
This photo was made during my coastal ride between Apšuciems and Mersrags

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Tower Building


The building of new Sea Monitoring Tower in Apšuciems, which is located at Kuplā priede camping site.
Check the previous stop in my seaside route Ragaciems and Engure Harbor.

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Ragaciems Beach


Travelling around the world I understand that beaches in Latvia are ones of the most beautiful in the world.
White sand, blue skies and almost no annoying insects. Unfortunately they are like this only few months per year :(
This is the next photo after my stop in Jaunkemeri. The next is Kupla priede Tower.

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Sunny Coast


Sunny Coast is the translation of the toponym Saulkrasti, a little resort town 35km (20mi) northeast from Riga.

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Roja Beach


Beaches of Gulf of Riga may differ quite much.
For example, Roja beach has sharp stone bottom and Jurmala beach has very soft sandy beaches.

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Kolka Coast


Cape Kolka is extreme geographical point of Latvia and one of Lativan nature monumenets.
It marks the border between Baltic Sea and Riga Gulf, unfortunately every year Cape Kolka is getting smaller and smaller because of being eaten by the Baltic Sea.

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Frozen Sea

Frozen Sea
Mouth of Lielupe river and the frozen sea as seen from plane.

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Beach in Summer

Beach in Summer
Rigans spend most of the summer weekends at the Baltic sea.
There is even an expression, that for people who live too long in Riga the phrase "Go to sea" means driving only 20 minutes by car.

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Vakarbuļļu peldvieta

Vakarbullu peldvieta
Vakarbuļļu peldvieta (Vakarbulli Bathing site) is the only premium beach within Riga borders.
Beach has got green flag status, which signify of clean water. Also here is a secure car parking, special places for disabled people and children. It is located in one of the most remote Riga parts called Buļļi (Bulls)

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Bolderaja Beach

Bolderaja Beach
Bolderaja Beach is closer to Riga center and has the same landscape as beaches in Jurmala, but it isn't so popular.
The beach is technically located in Daugavgriva area, which entirely was a military base, therefore this zone has no any resort infrastructure at all.

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Lielupe Beach

Lielupe Beach
Lielupe Beach is the most east beach in Jurmala, basically it is where the resort town starts.
It is quite remote from Jurmala central part, and hence quite empty.

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Ferry to Stockholm

Ferry to Stockholm
Both ferries MS Romantika and MS Silja Festival are on regular daily service between Latvia and Sweden.
The prices are relatively cheap, so Stockholm becoming a very popular weekend destinations for many Latvians.

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Snowy Beach

Snowy Beach
While there is almost now snow in Riga city, rural territories including beaches are still covered by snow.

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Latvia

Latvia
NASA satellite photo of winter in Latvia and neighbour countries Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, Sweden.
A short ice free strip in the gulf of Riga is made in order to make possible ferry traffic.
Psst, Riga is in the very center :)

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2 years

Cruise ferry Festival
Today is a birthday of riga.in :) 2 years have passed since Riga Daily Photo was started. Wow, we are taking the sea! :)
A lot of work has been done - about 750 photos were published, first appearance in press, transfer to new domain.
And there are still many ideas and things to do in order to improve riga.in and get this photoblog to even higher level.
For example, I will tell you a little secret, in a few days riga.in will have a brand new stylish smart design :)

Of course all of this take tons of resources. In fact riga.in is not created to make any money hence it is nonprofit project, but on this very special day if you want to help to riga.in, then you are very welcome to make a small gift :)

Prieka and Будем! (Cheers!)

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Beach Barbeque

Beach Barbecue in Jurmala
This weekend in Latvia is especially long. Due official holidays Day of Labour on Friday and Independence Restoration Day on Monday, this weekend became 4 days-long.
Many people spend first sunny days in the open, for example on the Jurmala's beach, making barbeque, drinking beer or just walking :)

See also the photo of Industrial barbecue.

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