The Brasla is a picturesque river fit both for relaxation and extreme sensations due to its rapid current. At the beginning its dark waters are quiet. The river starts in the vicinity of Pociems near the small Anspuru marsh where it is shallow and narrow — the river can be easily crossed on foot!
The stream becomes faster once the river’s many small tributaries join Brasla. Further down the river, near Straupe, its valley turns slightly russet from sandstone. The stream gradient is more evident nearer the Gauja River.
Popular among boaters, the Brasla River surprises with its liveliness and surreal shore landscapes where woody slopes alternate with meadows full of singing birds. The sandy shores rise up in colourful cliffs. Ethnic symbols carved in them by the ancient peoples can be seen even from afar.
Beware of unexpected obstacles in the river that await the brave boaters! Logs and large woody debris in the river can cause changes in the flow of water.
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