02-Aug-2016 -- Today I drove from Vilnius, Lithuania to Tartu, Estonia, nearing the end of my trip through the Baltic States. (Tomorrow I return to Tallinn, for my flight home.) I began by making a short detour to visiting this easy point, shortly after I crossed back into Latvia near the town of Daugavpils (and getting reminded that of the three Baltic States, Latvia has the worst roads). I continued on a series of country roads (some paved; some dirt) to reach this point, which lies in a farm field, just 500 m west of a road.
I began my hike near an old, Soviet-era electrical power transformer (beside the road). I have seen these archaic-looking transformers throughout the Baltic States. I’m astonished that they still exist; there are no barriers or fences to prevent children from climbing them and getting electrocuted. Further on - about 200 m from the point - I saw another relic: An old piece of horse-drawn farm equipment.
The point itself lies on top of a grassy knoll, covered with wildflowers.
Afterwards, I drove through the nearby town of Aglona, and photographed its impressive-looking Basilica of the Assumption.