Bridgettine Convent Guest House
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20 May 2014: The day started out simple enough. Pack everything up, track through the mud between the cabin in Vasterhaninge and the car, vigorously try to wipe the mud off the shoes, get in the car, drive north towards Stockholm. All of that went on without a glitch. We had to have the car back by 10 a.m. in order to avoid an extra day of charges …
Today's day trip was to take me to the western coastal city of Turku, Finlands former capital. It was a 2 hr bus ride and I had already bought discount bus tickets ahead of my trip.
The bus was empty this time and I got the front window seat on the top deck so able to admire ...
... we checked in, we could still go but it was crowded and we wanted to get out and about. But on a Sunday night it was empty. The saunas are separated by sexes and we're told clothing is optional, be we kept the suits on and I cooled off in the small pool afterwards. It was one of the nice changing rooms I've seen, with nice couches and wooden lockers. The common area near the pool had tables for people to meet and eat after the sauna.
... If you ask a Finn, they'll insist on walking you miles out of their way to your destination, making friends with you in the process. Really lovely people here.
By that point, we were getting a bit tired, and we opted to catch the last bus back from the market square to the inn rather than go out for drinks. I think we all felt like we could use a quiet night in for a change. So we watched random stuff on TV, I updated some blogs, and we made it a relatively early night for a change.
This is quite a populated area for Finland compared to where we have been when travelling from Rovaniemi so few, none even, places to stopover so we are at a campsite. Had a look at the port yesterday evening to make sure we know the route for our early morning departure tomorrow and also found no free stopover place there. Still watching out for the Brent geese and enjoying the ...