JCI WC2019: Bogshoeing in Kakerdaja bog

Mon 4. November at 08:30 - Fri 8. November 2019 at 15:30

Info: Maarja-Eeva Mändmets, maarja.mandmets@gmail.com, +372 5805 3765

Kakerdaja bog. Organized transport from front of Radisson Blu Olümpia · Liivalaia 33, Tallinn, Estonia

Bog is a magical land and Kakerdaja bog is one of the most beautiful bogs in Estonia. In this bog you can see everything characteristic to a raised bog: old curved and stunted pine trees (Estonian bonsais), mirror smooth bog pools, insidious hallows, soft and springy peat moss and a bog lake which is named after a rare bird ­ Black-throated loon (Gavia arctica). There are many other powerful herbs growing in the bogs.

Kakerdaja wetland is more than 8000 years old. Our ancestors realized how special this place is and created a sanctum on a bog island. They believed in animism ­ that all living creatures on the planet have a soul. In addition these bog islands were later on used also as a shelters in an emergency (war), strangers did not know the track leading to the bog island and for them this area were almost inaccessible.

Kakerdaja bog is about an hour drive from Tallinn. There will be organised bus charter from Radisson Blu Olümpia hotel parking lot and back.

You will take a hike on the bog using special bogshoes. Please wear warm/rainproof clothing, rubber wellies and bogshoes will be provided.

AGENDA
8:30 a.m. - transport from Radisson Blu Olümpia to Kakerdaja bog
10 a.m. - hike
2 p.m. - transport from Kakerdaja bog to Radisson Blu Olümpia
3:30 p.m. - arrival back to Radisson Blu Olümpia

Price includes bus charter there and back, guided hike in the bog, hot tea with sandwiches and a sweet snack, bogshoes and rubber wellies (please provide your shoe size upon registration).

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Organiser

JCI OÜ

E-mail: puremagic@jciwc2019.com

Location

Kakerdaja bog. Organized transport from front of Radisson Blu Olümpia · Liivalaia 33, Tallinn, Estonia

Google Map of Liivalaia 33, Tallinn, Estonia