If Saturday was a day of sudden weather contrasts of sun-wind-cold-hot-rain, then Sunday morning was all about this dull and monotonous rain coming down on us. Not a pleasant weather for a day outside visiting nature’s wonders and doing some serious hiking, but we’ve persevered and never have wavered, but for a short time when we’ve been desperately looking for a place to get some coffee and something warm to eat while still back in the town of Pasvalys where we’ve camped for the night. When you live in a big city you get used to the fact that at any time of the week or day you can find some open establishment which serves drinks and food. Alas it seems this is not the case with the small towns, and instead of getting a cup of coffee with some decent breakfast we had to drive out of town to the nearest gas station with a shop to get a desired coffee and some micro-waved but at least hot burgers. With our bellies finally stuffed and caffeine hunger suppressed, we got moving to our first destination of the day.
On Sunday’s list was Biržai regional park and its many sinkholes which also got a bonus stop at Smardone Spring which was not originally planned, but since I got a little bit lost and ended up over there why not take a chance especially since I hear it is good for one’s health or something 😉
The second major stop on the list was in Pašiliai near Panevėžys, where a herd of bison can be observed. Luckily for us by the time we’ve got there the weather improved greatly and with the Sun out it was getting quite warm – just what we’ve needed after a really wet first half of the day. Unluckily, bison weren’t interested in us, so all we could do was tale a hike on a training trail in the forest and then observe bison graze from afar.
Talking of luck, just like Smardone Spring was a bonus, so were a guerrilla bunker remains near the bison ranch. Being a historian by education sometimes still kicks in and I just had to make a pit-stop and take a look.