Showing posts with label finland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label finland. Show all posts

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Kayaking on Lake Vuoksi, June 2019

Kayaking on Lake Vuoksi, June 2019.

This year our inland tour started and ended in Savonlinna. We paddled on Lake Pihlajavesi.
I paddled alone for the first three days after which a couple of friends also joined in. Paddled a total distance of 215 kilometers in 6 days.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kayak trip Kuopio - Rantasalmi, June 2017

Paddling Kuopio - Rantasalmi.

This year our inland tour started from Kuopio. We experienced all three days both sun and rain. After 115 kilometers we ended up in Ranta-salmi.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kayak trip Jämsä-Lahti, June 2015

Our yearly inland trip started a week before midsummer. Got a lot of rain and some sunny moments. The summer cottages along the waterways were still empty nor did we meet any other paddlers, but the wildlife was springin into life. Here some pictures from the journey.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kayak trip Äänekoski - Jämsä, June 2014

Our annual kayak trip started were we stopped last year; Äänekoski. After 4 days, 4 locks and descending 13,5 metres we arrived in Jämsä where we packed our kayaks in the car and headed home, hopefully to return next year when we'll continue our journey along the finnish inland lakes.

This year we experienced all kinds of weather, even snow during the midsummer week. Here are some of the photos we took on our trip.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kayak trip Pihdipudas - Äänekoski, June 2013

Photos from our annual kayak trip on the finnish inland lakes.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Hiking in Norway, August 2011

Needed some fresh air so we went hiking in Finnmarken in Norway. Nine days living rough and without human contact, food was great.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Huittinen - Pori kayak trip, June 2010

Our latest inland kayaking trip started in Huittinen where we ended up last year. Our goal this year was to finish up in Pori, 85 kilometers away, by the coast. The idea was to leave the car in Huittinen and after reaching Pori, one of us would take a bus back to Huittinen to get the car. This was the last stage of five. Fortunately there are a lot of lakes and waterways to explore in coming summers but there is no way to top the weather we had on this trip.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hanko Sea Kayak Gathering, August 2009

Kayakists from all over Finland gathered for their second annual meeting in Hanko, in southern Finland. There were lots of lectures and practical training to better safety and navigation etc.

On the other hand this meeting gave the opportunity to meet and enjoy the sport with likeminded people.

A big thanks to the organizers, NIL Finland.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tampere - Huittinen kayak trip, June 2009

Second to last leg of our kayak tour of the lakes of western Finland. It rained for most of the 81 km:s but all in all it was a interesting trip.

here to see the first part (2007) and here to see the second part (2008).
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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Landscape Panoramas from Ruka, Northern Finland, February 2009

We've been experimenting with stitching pictures together to create panoramas. Here are a couple of great landscape panoramas from the Ruka ski center in finnish Lapland.

They were taken with a simple Canon point-and shoot (A570IS) camera, but the results came out better than expected. You should really view them in slideshow mode to make them justice.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saint Henry's pilgrimage, September 2008

St Henry, the patron saint of Finland, was an Englishman who became appointed bishop of Uppsala in Sweden — or, according to other sources, as a missionsbishop. In 1155 he accompanied the Swedish king on a crusade to Finland and stayed on to do missionary work until he came to a violent end on ice-covered Lake Köyliö in 1156.

According to a legend his bones were first brought to Nousiainen and later in 1300 moved to the newly consecrated Turku Cathedral. In the Middle Ages the road from Köyliö to Nousiainen and further to Turku was known as St Henry's road and became a popular route for pilgrimages.
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ruovesi - Tampere kayak trip, June 2008

Starting where we left off last year, in Ruovesi, we made our way south towards Tampere. We covered the 75 km:s in three days. To see photos from our previous trip go here.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Friday, September 8, 2006

Karhunkierros in Lapland, September 2006

Karhunkierros (Bear's Ring) is an 80 kilometer long hiking trail in northern Finland. It took 3 days to complete, the fall weather was really nice, although it started raining on the last day.

Detailed map Hautajärvi - Ruka.
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