A Look at Zvarte Rock
The Amata River wound around the rock until the 1930s when the riverbed was straightened to prevent the erosion of this amazing rock by the river currents.
|Walk to the top|
The climb to the top consisted of several steep staircases. I can attest that the rock was sincerely 145 feet high.
|View from top|
I'm glad that my husband urged me to finish the climb because the view was well worth it.
The flowers in the area were very unique, also. The yellow and purple buds are on the same plant. After some research I found that it's called Melampyrum Nemorosum. It's native to Europe, also found in Sweden and Russia.
|Notice the man in the photo|
Latvia certainly has natural marvels for us to remember for a very long time, including one last picture - a stork's nest. We saw these multiple times during our four day trip.
|Stork nest on top of poles|
Information taken from Latvia Travel Guide.