BEST WESTERN Hotel Samantta
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Room service
- Continental Breakfast
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Travel Blogs from Haukipudas
... so it was a good job that the harbour wasn’t any fuller!
It was a gorgeous, balmy evening and we enjoyed a salad on deck, accompanied by water – time to dry out a little after the last two weeks’ indulgences. Then, we watched an hour of downloaded TV – we have enough now to see us home (!) and to bed, whilst our more robust neighbours were lighting barbecues, going to the sauna and so on – and they still were on their way by 05:00 the following ...
... and our plans. Our neighbour was very helpful, she heard me calling out to Julie that I needed €17, as the honesty box on the electricity supply pole had in Finnish €2and then some more words, followed by €15. I took this to mean that it was fifteen for the night and an additional two for the power, not unreasonable. She prevented us from putting this much in the box, it transpired that it was indeed two euros for the power ...
... the cockpit down. It’s surprising the difference this canopy makes, it gives an area to hang wet clothes in, so that by and large the main living areas stay dry and damp-free.
Of course, having arrived we wanted to explore so, suitably kitted out with waterproofs, we went for a stroll. Firstly, we needed to ascertain the toilet and shower arrangements and fortunately, there was a boat owner nearby who gave us the codes to the electronic ...
... spoke English, I tried calling. However, that got me nowhere, I got a ‘no thank you’ and that was it. I tried writing but the addresses on the web site kept bouncing my emails and when I eventually got through, I didn’t get a response. Now since then, we have come to realise that spaces hereabouts aren’t exactly at a premium so I decided not to bother but to sort things out when we get here.
In terms of sorting things out, there was now an ...
... We went to a bike auction at the police station; this was a hopeless idea from the start as we didn't know any numbers in Finnish! I ended up finding a bike at a second hand store, that was small enough for me to reach the ground, for 80 euro, and managed to get the price down to 65 euro! Bargain!!! It took me a week to realise my gears actually work! I do not suggest riding around in first gear if you can avoid it!!!
We've found that just ...