Waterfall of Keila-Joa

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Around Tallinn are many great nature places. I don’t really understand why I haven’t visited them but this day pushed by my photo-friend we went to visit one of the main tourist attraction. Among the three great waterfalls of Estonia, Keila-Joa is the closet to the capital so in this day we had to go!

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Going to the waterfall

We planed the trip the night before, then in the morning we had to take a mini-bus the centre. Connection is decent with a bus every half-hour. It took 40min to reach the city. There we started our walk to the stunning place, it was hot and the smell of the forest left me a good impression :)

Waterfall in Kelia Joa

Waterfall in Kelia Joa

Few years ago during my amazing trip around Estonia I wanted to see this. We somehow got lost with the rented van in the forest and never saw anything of the water… I finally realised how easy it was and how not clever I was that time. The waterfall are there very nice, not frozen as during a winter but the green trees and grass allowed to take many good photos.

Waterfall from above

Waterfall from above

I think we couldn’t take more angles of this fall. From front, from top, from the side… When we were done with it we went to the top of the cliff to see the surrounding of the Keila-Joa manor. Under reconstruction, I expect it to be a nice open place for tourists for the next year.

A swing

A swing

Not far from the falls is a very cute beach in Meremöisa and Heikki proposed to guide me to it. We walk back to a shop for having a lunch later by the sea and started crossing the forest without knowing the exact direction. We got lost in it, two times, despite both of us have GPS on our phone.

Natural sea side

We passed a resort village hidden in the forest before getting to a large sandy beach with only swans! Hundred and hundred of swans chilling there. We had our picnic on the wave-breaker, getting heated by a still perfect sunshine.

Where the river meets the Baltic Sea

Where the river meets the Baltic Sea

It was a good location to try out our tele-objective, and especially Heikki’s new Nikkor 70-300mm :)

Swans

Swans

Baltic Sea at Keila-Joa

Baltic Sea at Keila-Joa

It was a great day, thank you Heikki for having pushing me to go :)

Heikki and me at the waterfall

Heikki and me at the waterfall

Guillaume Speurt

Guillaume Speurt

French settled in Estonia, I have spent my last years in the Baltic States. I love photography and travelling in Eastern and Central Europe, I write this blog to relate my experiences.
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