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The fourth of July was spent mostly inside - it was raining very hard all day long - we lost internet due to some close strikes of lightning. So, when it was supposed to be fair and relatively warm on the fifth we decided to take a trip in the rental car.
Arriving in the very aesthetic town of Kuldīga Paul began to remember different locations that we had visited in Spring 2014. Jo, who creates mental maps to orient, felt the need to go to the bridge near the falls on the north as that was the way we entered the town in 2014. Once we got to the bridge (and picked up a map at the Information center) we were confident as we walked through the sculpture garden of Livija Rezevska and past old town through another park to the pedestrian street, Liepajas iela. There were none of the wonderfully whimsical bird sculptures along the street as they are for the Spring. As we had taken hundreds of photos of the town three years ago we didn't feel the urge to click our cameras that much (alas, the Kudīga blog entry from April 2014 had no pictures - apparently we had intended to edit and post but never did).
We then ventured to the small village of Alsunga, a small Latvian Catholic community with a unique culture. After a lovely lunch at Spēlmaņu krogs of regional specialities including sklandrausis, the delicious carrot, potato tart with cumin on rye crust (we were completely sated for less than 12€ for both of us).