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« on: March 07, 2006, 09:56:40 pm »
A report done last year into UKGSer, i'll post it here just to give you a breeze how the world looks up here.

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Did a litte islands visit to Saaremaa and Muhu in Estonia, took my better half with me. It was 1100 kilometres per three days and most of the time on wheels, thus lot of offroad action till cilly boring tarmac.

Included one estonian's R1200GS helping out from mudhole on the same trac we were - he's bike was fully drowned and full of water, from cylinders till exhaust, and he killed the starter too trying it, dude transported it to Tallinn's BMW for complete repair.


 
 
 
 

Silent P√?¬§rnu bay near Audru
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Goodbye inland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Colours'n'island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Muhu island lanscape
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Muhu island roads
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nice views up high on the banks... Gf enjoyed it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GS camouflage in island nature
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Blossom
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Map check - we're bit lost.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunset on Saaremaa island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Foreign poet enjoys the seaside sunset - proper inspiration recipe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our home, seaside, sunset
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Views from Panga bank, 20 metres high
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Typical gravel to fly on, put some 150-160kph into it and it's nice smooth cruising with the beasty GS boxer, running just around 5K rpms, except only the huge dirt coud following you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our road for many kilometres which ended in complete dirt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seaside view...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

GS camouflage in Saaremaa's greenlands.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gone swimming
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Not just one, there were many falls - just waned to practise faster driving, but the depth- and soft varying sandy grooves on small pistes often take their part... :D Good driving practice it was indeed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Kihelkonna church
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buildings vs makers, Ohessaare
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

S√?¬§√?¬§re lighthouse (note the Estonian flag colours)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Road North
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Poppy visions
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Goodbye Saaremaa, till next time...

 

Hope you liked em'

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006, 10:22:49 pm »
Magnus, very cool pics.  :lol:
 

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2006, 10:23:13 pm »
This is my kinda' BMW trip. Flowers and all

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006, 11:06:21 pm »
Awesome! :thumbup:
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2006, 11:29:36 pm »
Awesome pictures....

Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2006, 11:33:35 pm »
nice pics tsiklonaut.....  :)  :)  :)
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2006, 02:32:50 am »
Amazing photos tsiklonaut! Are you a professional photographer?  What kind of camera are you using to unleash those amazing colours?
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2006, 08:21:15 am »
You just dont get to see Estonia, thanks a lot man, lovely pics.
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2006, 08:54:06 am »
Kick ass pics man!!!! :thumbleft:
Say with that fall in the sand... did your panniers make it? :?
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2006, 09:22:18 am »
Quote from: "Leon H"
Are you a professional photographer?


Noupe.

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 What kind of camera are you using to unleash those amazing colours?


An old Russian USSR camera. The film media maybe makes the colour information a bit more different, but the colours aren't not much unleashed, unlike you there have mostly deep green "burned out" by the Sun throughout the year with warm weather we have -30C winters here so the green is "fresh" at it's maximum level for two to three months and then starts to fade. So very contrasty stuff we got here - from deep white snow to deep green in one year, it never get's boring for photographic action.



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Say with that fall in the sand... did your panniers make it? :?


Amazingly this time they did it. I've blown them off couple of times playing in the mud, i guess the luggage roll supported them.

I put aluminium ones on later and prefer them, plastic not good for such usage.

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2006, 10:29:26 am »
AWesome photos dude - really great. Love the one taken from the bike with the map in th tank bag as you travelllling at some speed, very ADVRIDER cool....
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2006, 11:19:31 am »
Impressive! - the landscapes and photos
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2006, 03:59:57 pm »
Cool piccies as always Margus, keep them coming dude 8)
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« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2006, 04:42:37 pm »
those are the best bunch of ds pics i've ever seen! :thumbleft:
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2006, 02:15:37 pm »
Nice pics,

great one Margus.
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