Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kayak trip Kuopio - Kiuruvesi, June 2016

After previously paddling two other lake- systems in Finland under a period of years, this time we decided to tackle lake Saimaa.

This time starting the adventure we had equipment for two kind of activities; four days of kayaking and three days of the finnish 5o5 championships i Helsinki.

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Starting the adventure. This time we had equipment for two kind of activities.

At last ready at Kallan Melojat, Kuopio. The thousand lakes are waiting for us.

We had a short trip to our first camp at Läpisaaret in Kallavesi

The next morning the rain started as we sat down in our kayaks.

Entering Lake Pieni Ruokovesi.

The first sluice at Ahkiolahti.

Just waiting for the rapids to subside.

We are in the lock, the first sluice gate closed, the second opening and soon we will be floating about 3 meters higher.

Swinging the paddle in a quite low paddleposition.

Calm waters on lake Onkivesi.

Second night at the Lapinlahti beach.

Preparing dinner.

Passing under road 5646 the next morning.

Met two other kayakers on lake Paasiselkä.

And a fisherman with lots of seagulls too.

Operating instructions at the Nerkoo sluice.

Just wait and the water level goes up.

Missing only cows onshore.

Discussing tactics.

Dark clouds appearing on Lake Haapavesi.

You had to manouvre the Saarikoski-sluice yourself.

In to the sluice, very dirty water.

Mikael operating the locks.

At the sluice we found a good place for camping and dinner.

View from the tent in the morning.

Just like the Everglades in Florida.

A beautiful day again.

After 112kms, happy kayakers at the final destination: Kiuruvesi.

Good time to take a bath.

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