Best Western Hotel Samantta
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... 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 ...
... 8217; – a mosquito repellent recommended on the Cruising Association web site, the repellent used by the Swedish armed forces and which Richard had bought over the internet. It certainly was effective, Rosemary poor girl, had her scalp targeted by the horrible creatures as she hadn’t used any whereas the rest of us remained itch free once we’d used it. The walk was very pleasant, less so for Rosemary, it was boarded ...
... 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 ...
... you into shallower areas, 2.7m. That was for tomorrow though.
There is nothing noteworthy about the 22 mile trip, other than we had some rain and the wind at one point was 18knots, but that soon subsided to 12 or so. There was a transit line into the harbour itself, situated on a small peninsula and opposite the large island called Hailuoto. The water levels near the entrance and into the harbour were quite shallow, we frequently had less than a metre under ...
So hopefully that has given you an idea of what the mokki weekend was like! Although it wasn't quite what I'm used to it was one of the best weekends I've had since arriving here. I was able to make heaps of new friends and get a great taste of Finnish culture.
Right now I'm very busy volunteering and attending many events at the Irish Festival of Oulu! My main job as volunteer is to sell merchandise including festival tshirts, badges, ...