Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Lycian Way, October 2018

The Lycian Way, October 2018.

Lycia is the historical name of the Teke Peninsula which is the bump on Turkeys southwest coast between Fethye and Antalya. In ancient times there were many small towns and the region was called Lycia. But soon it was invaded by persians, greeks and romans. They have all left their marks.

My hike started from Fethiye and ended up in Geyikbayirinear Antalya. For the most part I follewed The Lycian Way which is marked, although I took some shortcuts. Walked 18 days and covered about 350 kilometeres.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Paddling i Saimen, Juni 2018

Paddling i Saimen 2018.

Årets insjöpaddling startade från Rantasalmi. Vattenområdet där heter Haukivesi i sjösystemet Saimen. Stora och små sjöar samt massor med holmar att campa på. Där finns även Linnansaari nationalpark. Och som en belöning fick vi se en saimenvikare. Det blev för min del 6 paddeldagar.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hiking in Israel, November 2017

Hiking in Israel, November 2017.

Every fall for the past seven years, I've walked different stages of an ancient pilgrimage trail. I started walking, from Great St. Bernard Pass in Switzerland, and I've now reached Israel. The pilgrimage this year took place in November to avoid high temperatures. I walked mostly my own paths but also along the Jesus Trail and part of the Israel National Trail. I Visited many biblical places, met many religions and interesting people. After 15 days of walking I ended up in Jerusalem and Via Dolorosa.

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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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Monday, October 24, 2016

Hiking in southern Turkey and Cyprus, October 2016

This year the pilgrimage started where I left off last year, Antalya. The plan was to take a ferry from Alanya to Cyprus, but surprisingly there were no connections. Had to travel to Tosuco to catch one. I again lucked out with the weather during my trip with no rain and temperatures of between 25 and 30 degrees. The next trip in 2017 is in the Holy Land.

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