Adventurer to walk Latvia's coastline

An adventurous individual named Rolands Eglītis started walking the coast of Latvia from the Šventoji beach in Lithuania on Saturday, July 18, the Labās sirds klubs association informed LSM on Tuesday. Rolands is aiming to walk some 550 kilometers - and what's more, without taking neither any money, nor any food with him.

The Baltic sea coast, which stretches for some 531 kilometers in Latvia, attracts a fair share of tourists, including unconventional ones - besides Rolands, ten rowers had navigated the whole coast in ten days, and a runner tried to do the same on foot until he got injured on July 18, the same day on which Rolands embarked on his long walk.

He has walked some 120 kilometers already through bad weather and a swampy coastline. On Tuesday, equipped only with a tent and some spare clothes, Rolands is trying to reach Ventspils, where he'll face the mouth of the Venta river. Rolands wants to avoid separating from the coast as much as possible, so he'll try finding a means to cross the river by the sea.

Rolands is banking on enjoying the support of locals and enthusiasts to provide him with shelter when the weather is particularly harsh, and with food and water when he runs out. He plans on finishing the walk in late July, traversing some 55 kilometers a day. 

The more practically-minded will probably be happy trying cycling along the Latvian opening to the Baltic sea, well, at least most of it anyway.

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