Morning on Chudskoye Lake. There are entrances by car. You can't see the opposite shore. Sandy bottom, storks, boulders. It's deserted. Spacious. You can walk along the shoreline to the village. Amazing buildings of residential houses. Built here, probably from everything that was possible. There are signs along the way warning of the federal border. It feels easy here.
Gdovsk is a city of two-storey houses. There is a construction of walls made of boulders, often for this area. The border zone is with Estonia, but no passes are required here, as well as no foreign passports. During excavations before the restoration, hundreds of bodies of NKVD prisoners shot during the repression were found on the site of this temple. Historical place, memorable.
We have lunch in the Pskov region. A wooden log cabin and an exit to the Chudskoye lake. Here delicious kvass, bread is baked by themselves, products are also of their own production.
There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!
A huge, truly impregnable fortress, preserved to this day almost in its original form. A strong impression leaves this amazing place, you feel like a time traveler, except that a car in a parking lot near the Kremlin is returned to reality.
Once there was a control center of the Pskov Land in the Order Chamber. Now there's a museum, on the contrary - a tourist office and a souvenir shop. Everything that archaeologists have managed to find during excavations is in Dovmontov city. Some of the buildings are gradually being restored. It feels like we got into the Middle Ages, only breathing peaceful air and showing calmness.
Parking in front of the main entrance to the park. The industrial development is skillfully inscribed in a peaceful natural landscape. Bicycle lanes, boats and catamarans. Improvement at the level of European parks.
You can spend the evening on the veranda of a tavern like this. It's a nice place if you're not in a hurry. The kitchen's simple, but it's nice. Prices are democratic.
The two-level quay was reconstructed in 2015 and made it cool. It's clean, quiet and neat. Walking boats, comfortable descents. It's nice to walk before bed, to see the city in the evening lighting.