Thursday, October 10, 2019

Camino Portugues, October 2019

Camino Portugues, October 2019.

After having walked to all three major christian pilgrimage destinations had to ask myself: what´s next? Decided to walk towards Santiago de Compostela but this time from Lisbon. The first half was rather flat and not so crowded. After walking the Camino for 15 days and 390 kilometres I ended up in Porto. The days were mostly sunny and everything was great.

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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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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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