The Corunian Spit in Lithuania

That was quite  not  a good timing. It was raining so hard and the wind was so strong when we visited the Curonian Spit in  Nida, Lihuania  last year. It was the beginning of autumn season in Europe when we went there. You cannot expect that the weather is really friendly.  I am just  happy and contented that my dream of visiting the Baltic Region finally came true.

The  Curonian Spit, called by the Germans as  Kurische Nehrung, is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast. Since it was rianing so hard, we did not really had the chance to go walking there. I am thankful that I  had an umbrella and I was able to go out from the bus to have a quick look of this  beautiful place.

The southern portion of the Curonian Spit lies within Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia and its northern within southwestern Lithuania.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site shared by the two countries.

The Sundial at the Curonian Spit in Lithuanian part. This was taken during our visit last September 2012.

The Curonian Spit stretches from the Sambian Peninsula on the south to its northern tip next to a narrow strait, across which is the port city of Klaipėda on the mainland of Lithuania. The northern 52 km long stretch of the Curonian Spit peninsula belongs to Lithuania, while the rest is part of the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia (see the map). The width of the spit varies from a minimum of 400m in Russia (near the village of Lesnoy) to a maximum of 3,800 m in Lithuania (just north of Nida).  wikipedia


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