Peters Traces His RootsOctober, 1994

Page 73
Dirt tracks to the lake

Mordanga's Lakes

When we got back, I got my gear together and set out once again to Mordanga's lakes, this time, the other way around to keep my bearings. There are 3 connected lakes, each about 2 kilometers long. (We saw one next to the cemetery.) The road disappears and I'm making my way through the woods. I cross a foot-wide bridge over the stream running to the mill. Ahead is the lake, and I set out along the bank. Some of the trees are truly bizarre, like this one tree growing out sideways over the water, barely a foot above the surface. Another pair, uprooted, point out the passage to the third lake in their final act.

Like ancient sentinels in a constellation, fallen warriors placed there by the gods, do they point to the past or the future?

Peering through the trees
Page 74
Another view through the trees
A tree reaching for sunlight grows out horizontally just above the water
Fallen forest warriors pointing in unison, as if placed...

Site contents copyright © 2018, S.A. and P. Vecrumba. All Rights Reserved. Wikipedia™, external site and Google Translate™ links are provided for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of, affiliation with, or responsibility for such content.

We use cookies to assist in context-sensitive navigation. By accessing our site, you agree to the placement if this type of cookie on your computer or mobile device. We do not share user information with third parties.

Please Email us at with comments or questions. We look forward to your feedback.

Center for Baltic Heritage is a LATVIANS.COM project.