In the morning I am happy to leave Jūrkalne, it’s raining but it feels better to outdoors in the rain than in the molded accommodation.
Today I was going to bike to Ventspils and spend some time there before the ferry left.
I arrive in Ventspils around 11, I bike to the ticket office only to find out that they open at 14. So I spend some time biking around looking at Ventspils and have lunch. At 14 I return to the ticket office to find that I have to wait until 18 to get my prebooked and prepaid ticket.
So I spend a while longer sightseeing in Ventspils and also have dinner.
Just after 18 I ride back to the ticket office and get my tickets. In my first visit here at the ticket office in 2013 there was free wifi and a cafe in the building but that’s all gone now.
At 20 or so in the evening we are allowed to board the ship. The dinner wasn’t until 22:30 so I decide to skip that and go straight to bed. The next morning I wake up very early, the sun is shining and I have breakfast at 7.
The trains were all canceled due to rebuilding the tracks. But the buses that was used as replacements had big enough trunks for a bike, and I found a driver that didn’t really care about being delayed a minute or two for loading/unloading.