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Užava Lighthouse

Užava Lighthouse

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Užava Lighthouse - a lighthouse located on the Latvian coast of the Baltic Sea. The lighthouse stands in an isolated location, on a 28 metres high sand dune, which is permanently threatened by the Baltic Sea waves' erosion.For this reason, the first coastal reinforcement – a dense log wall was constructed to secure the lighthouse's location in 1910. Later, fir-tree baskets filled with gravel, and big boulders to absorb the waves' energy. Uzava lighthouse Currently, the base of the lighthouse is protected by rock armour. The original tower of the Užava lighthouse was destroyed by artillery…

Latest Stock Buy: 20 shares of Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) at $13.87 per share

Latest Stock Buy: 20 shares of Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) at $13.87 per share

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On October 20, 2020, we bought an additional 20 shares of Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) paying $13.87 per share for my Mom's pension Fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.4 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 11.53% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $8.00 (before tax) every quarter.  There are two simple reasons we like this stock - it has a high dividend yield of about 10%, and we can trade both put and call options. ARCC has dividend payments in March, June, September, and December. We will get a small boost in these months. Selling options is the…

Vilgāle

Vilgāle

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Vilgāle (formerly also Saldenieki) is a village in Kurmāle Parish, Kuldīga District, Latvia. Located on the shores of Lake Vilgāle. Distance to  Kuldīga 17 km, 181 km from Rīga. Back in September 2020, I bought a flat in this village in an online auction (without actually seeing the flat), see: Today I bought my first flat on online auction site, It took me a couple of months before I actually get inside the flat (after the flat was registered in the Land Registry on my name), and here is what I got: Vilgāle flat renovation - how it all starts In today's article, I decided to share some…

Top 15 Best Selling Laptops January 2021

Top 15 Best Selling Laptops January 2021

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Acer, Apple, Lenovo, HP and ASUS brands are among the best selling laptops in January 2021 In this article, I've listed top15 best selling laptops on Amazon for January 2021 A quick note: This article contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page, and by making a purchase on the Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income at no cost to you. Prices for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer to the product page on Amazon. Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS…

Embūte Castle

Embūte Castle

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The ruins of Embūte Castle are located in Embūte, Latvia, in Embūte Parish, Vaiņode Municipality, not far from an ancient hillfort erected by Curonians. It was an ancient Curonian settlement and is mentioned in ancient chronicles as a place with strong Curonian resistance to German crusaders. The bishop's castle was built as a border castle with Lithuania by Livonian Order on a steep hill on the right bank of the Lanka river, which flows into left tributary of the Venta. Later manor house was built using the walls of the former castle, which can be seen in the division of the rooms and the…

Zaķu krogs near Jūrkalne

Zaķu krogs near Jūrkalne

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Zaķu krogs is both a restaurant a hotel located near Jūrkalne in Latvia. We discovered this place while driving around Užava, Pāvilosta, and decided to take here a quick stop to order some food for our toddler girl.  Just later I learned there is a hotel also located. Zaķu krogs near Jūrkalne Located in Jūrkalne, Zaku Krogs is about 0.9 mi yards away from a Baltic Sea beach. It offers basic rooms with a work desk. Free private parking is available, and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Guests of the Zaku Krogs can rent bicycles directly from the hotel, or use its sauna or pool…

Latest Stock Buy: 13 shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) at $36.24 per share

Latest Stock Buy: 13 shares of Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) at $36.24 per share

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On October 7, 2020, we bought an additional 14 shares of Pfizer (PFE) paying $36.24 per share for our Partnership Fund. With its quarterly dividend payout of 0.38 dollars per share, this latest buy has a dividend yield of 4.19% (before tax) and will pay us an additional $4.94 (before tax) every quarter. Not the biggest dividend, but every bit counts!  We are now holding 70 shares of PFE in our Partnership Fund portfolio There are three simple reasons we like this stock - it has a reasonably high dividend yield of more than 3%, it has increased the dividend payout for the past 9 consecutive…

Devil's Dam Embūte (Joda Dambis)

Devil's Dam Embūte (Joda Dambis)

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Devil's Dam of Embūte is an awesome place for hiking and trekking in the Courland region.  We first discovered this site at the end of 2020, and plan to return here more often. Devil's Dam from a drone flight Taken with DJI MAVIC AIR 2 Here is what I was able to find about this place (Source: Joda Dambis) At the western foot of the Indulis (or Curonian) castle mound is the Joda Lower Square, where open-air stages have been built several times. Large-scale events have also taken place here - the Midsummer Festival with the participation of President Kārlis Ulmanis, theater performances and…

Top 13 Laptops with Intel Core i5 11th gen processor

Top 13 Laptops with Intel Core i5 11th gen processor

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Intel Core i5 laptops will be a cheaper alternative to the Intel Core i7 or Intel Core i9 processor laptops In this article, I have listed Top 13 laptop models with the 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This article contains affiliate links to Amazon, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income at no cost to you. Prices for laptops listed on this page are retrieved using Amazon Product  Advertising API and is updated daily. For actual prices please refer…

Embute Church Ruins

Embute Church Ruins

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The Embūte church is located in the Embūte Nature park, nowadays, there are just remains left from the old day glory. It was in a hazy December 2020 afternoon, I took my DJI Mavic Air 2 Drone and made some nice aerial photography and even a video here, see Embūte Nature Park 4K. Ancient Curonian Land. Latvia . DJI MAVIC AIR 2 Embūte church Here is what I was able to find about this church (source: Embūtes baznīcas drupas) The Embūte church was built from 1674 to 1684, financed by the then owner of the manor, Emmerih von Mirbach. Embute Lutheran Church has been one of the largest in the Duchy…