Estonia / Russia, border markers 501 - 538

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Bordermarkers 531 - 538
The end of the land border.


Map 531-538

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 531
Again an angle here. On the estonian side here is the dry part from which I approached the area. It's only a thin strip leading to a road to Värska/Podmotsa. You can find traces of the cars of the Border Guards who start and end their inspection rounds here.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 532
Small angle here, everything turns into swamp again.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 533
The border turns north-west again. From here it's straigt line through the swamp to Popovitsa, the last 'dry land' of the EE-RU land border.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 534
Reaching the last part of the land border. From here it's an almost straight line to the end where the border runs into Värska bay / Lake Pihkva.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 534 strip
The border runs through a small pond. On the left side you see the garden of one of the few houses in Popovista. I read somewhere that the Estonian Govenment is buying parts of land to ensure a border strip of at least 10 meters, which is not the case here. At the other hand, this is a zone of low risk, the Russian side of the border ends in a small isolated area.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 535
The Estonians made even a sand strip here.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 536
A small angle in border, so one more border marker.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 537
On the left a small road gives access to the border area. Mainly used by patrolling Border Guards, I guess. On the background you see the Estonian copy of BM 538, the swampy edge of the lake and the water itself.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 538
'The last post', close to Värska bay.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 538
Right from here the border runs over water via buoys until Narva and the Baltic Sea.

EE-RU  20160415 Border marker 538
The machines that plough the sand strip can make a turn here.

And this was it, the end of my EE-RU border visits.

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