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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:14 PM   #621
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Hey!
Today i took another trip.
a full map of the trip:
[IMG]http://i45.************/e7djlu.jpg[/IMG]
(RED: Pictures, GREEN: Video)
I'll start of with the first part.
Dobele - Annenieki (P97)
Outskirts of Dobele (pop. 11024).
[IMG]http://i46.************/21eubnd.jpg[/IMG]
Exiting Dobele. Speed limit here is 90km/h
[IMG]http://i50.************/s3ivqw.jpg[/IMG]
Asphalt here was pretty old, but in good condition.
[IMG]http://i45.************/30kt7xt.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i45.************/311qlwg.jpg[/IMG]
Now we are in a half abandoned town called Gardene, which was built in Soviet times. You can't see any houses, coz they werent right next to the road.
[IMG]http://i45.************/qs4b9w.jpg[/IMG]
Now we are out of Gardene.
[IMG]http://i46.************/ws1wcg.jpg[/IMG]
Bridge over a small river called - Gardene (same as the town)
[IMG]http://i47.************/25pk8eb.jpg[/IMG]
Speed limit here is 70 km/h.
[IMG]http://i49.************/jindck.jpg[/IMG]
Now we are in Annenieki.
[IMG]http://i45.************/33xf1bo.jpg[/IMG]
And now we see A9. To left is Riga, to right is Liepaja.
[IMG]http://i49.************/35b84nk.jpg[/IMG]
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:15 PM   #622
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2nd part.
Annenieki - Jaunpils (A9 and a local V road)
To the left - Rīga.
To the riezt - Liepāja.
[IMG]http://i45.************/2ngtm9z.jpg[/IMG]
We turned to the left.
[IMG]http://i47.************/15f5dhj.jpg[/IMG]
Shortly after we turned right, to a gravel road which leads to Jaunpils. (There is another road which has apshalt, but we decided to take this road)
[IMG]http://i49.************/rswnr6.jpg[/IMG]
Nice scenery
[IMG]http://i47.************/2hfhtp4.jpg[/IMG]
A railroad crossing
[IMG]http://i45.************/f4lmhs.jpg[/IMG]
A nice straight road.
[IMG]http://i48.************/fjgw74.jpg[/IMG]
Getting closer to Jaunpils and the road changes from gravel to apshalt, though it isnt smooth.
[IMG]http://i48.************/29awor9.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i48.************/10r66vl.jpg[/IMG]
Entering Jaunpils (pop. 1029), asphalt is smooth too.
[IMG]http://i46.************/350m8ap.jpg[/IMG]
I was trying to ake a picture of Jaunpils castle, but i managed to get only half of it. Id's say its one of the most beautiful castles in Latvia.
btw Jaunpils means Newcastle in Latvian.
[IMG]http://i50.************/25pldvd.jpg[/IMG]
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:17 PM   #623
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3rd part.
Jaunpils - Tukums (P104 and A10)
We are still in Jaunpils.
[IMG]http://i49.************/2u56dc8.jpg[/IMG]
Somewhere between Jaunpils and Tukums.
[IMG]http://i47.************/2nhjcdg.jpg[/IMG]
Turn to a town called Mazbites (Smallbees). I couldnt even find the town on a map.
[IMG]http://i46.************/ziu5xe.jpg[/IMG]
It started to rain.
[IMG]http://i47.************/ibjbbp.jpg[/IMG]
Getting close to Tukums.
[IMG]http://i45.************/2it3rdf.jpg[/IMG]
A roundabout which leads to A10
[IMG]http://i49.************/30swm5j.jpg[/IMG]
Going back to Riga.
[IMG]http://i50.************/16h9t2c.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i48.************/261yw6h.jpg[/IMG]

Now i did a small experiment, i made a video. I planned to make it all the way Tukums-Rīga, but my phones battery ran out near Ķemeri.

If you cant see the video, link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En5VG421jXk
You could give me some feedback about the video. I know that i forgot to cut the music in the end. The wuality isnt too good, coz i took the video with my phone. and last, should i continue making videos?
Thanks!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:43 PM   #624
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ProStreet music! Great report and job so far, please don't stop! Your video quality is fine, I'm not against videos, it's all up to you, if you like making them.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:49 PM   #625
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ProStreet music! Great report and job so far, please don't stop! Your video quality is fine, I'm not against videos, it's all up to you, if you like making them.
I'm planning to do a video of Jelgava highway soon.
Is it from ProStreet?
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 08:53 PM   #626
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I'm planning to do a video of Jelgava highway soon.
Can't wait to see it.

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Is it from ProStreet?
Āa.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #627
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By law (Regulation (EC) No 562/2006), there are no border controls. However, the latvian border police (who, by law, are only allowed to work the borders with Russia and Belarus) routinely violate the law and stop motorists entering Latvia from Estonia and Lithuania to illegally check their passports.
Illegally? Every Schengen country has the right to do random passport controls at border crossings or border areas. Estonia even enforced full passport control at borders during the NATO meeting this spring. I personally have been checked by the Lithuanians twice at Latvia-Lithuania border and once in Pärnu by the Estonian border guard when coming back from Riga by bus.

There are certain areas where passports can be checked, though. But since Estonia has a very long coastline, you can be checked in a very large part of the country. This rarely, if ever, happens elsewhere than near border crossings, though.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 12:00 PM   #628
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Some nice in terms of scenery shots! Go on, makaveli6, may be once you could cover something from Eastern part of the country (except Daugavpils highway)! Also, I don't remember anyone going in Estonian border direction.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:21 PM   #629
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Some nice in terms of scenery shots! Go on, makaveli6, may be once you could cover something from Eastern part of the country (except Daugavpils highway)! Also, I don't remember anyone going in Estonian border direction.
I'm planning to go to Ludza, Daugavpils, Rēzekne and Līvani this summer, so i will probably take pictures too.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:40 PM   #630
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Some nice in terms of scenery shots! Go on, makaveli6, may be once you could cover something from Eastern part of the country (except Daugavpils highway)! Also, I don't remember anyone going in Estonian border direction.
As far as i remember, I got pictures from Latgale roads (mostly main roads). And probably I have got some pictures with roads connecting Latvia and Estonia too. If you need some then please mention ones you want to see (it would be hard to post them all).
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Old May 24th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #631
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IMO would be more logical if you could share pics of Estonia direction, Jevpls, as makveli6 is going in Eastern Latvia soon. May be you could chose some prettiest ones and put them here?
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It would be nice to see pictures of Rēzekne bypass, if you have some ofcourse.
btw i will be posting via baltic pictures in july, coz im going to the positivus festival.
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You are damn lucky. I took a trip saturday including Rēzekne bypass And I made some pics of course.
But...I haven't seen pictures yet, they are in my camera but I forgot to take it with me so probably it will take some time to get them.

Tomorrow I'll try to post some pictures from A2 and A3.
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You are damn lucky. I took a trip saturday including Rēzekne bypass And I made some pics of course.
But...I haven't seen pictures yet, they are in my camera but I forgot to take it with me so probably it will take some time to get them.

Tomorrow I'll try to post some pictures from A2 and A3.
I see you like taking trips often
A3 would be nice, i dont remember anyone posting pictures of it.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #635
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Here you will see my photos of Rēzekne bypass (made in A12-A13 direction). Pavement looks not bad at all but actually it's not that good (especially in opposite direction).
Sorry for bad quality - I couldn't clean my front window from insects and there are some problems with my camera.

















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Thanks Jevpls.
Looks like the road is mainly used by trucks.
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Old May 25th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #637
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It seems so.
Look at this:
http://www.lvceli.lv/LV/PC/PageImages/Original/1435.jpg

AADT is 1112 vehicles per 24 hours and 467 of them are trucks. It's ~42%.
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I tried to find any pictures of A3. Seem like I didn't make any last year. But I've got some from 2008:
So, here they go. Road A3 to Valka. And some pics from Estonia too:
PART I































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Old May 25th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #640
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