Travel Blogs from Jamsa
... into Saariselka (KKK national park) led by Seppo Penttinen and Mikko Pehkonen. Since then Gwyneth has moved here, settled and married a Fin, has a son and works in a Finnish school. And I enjoyed many treks with Seppo and Mikko from the University of Lapland, twelve in all, into different parts of the Finnish wilderness on foot and at times by canoe. It could not have been better. So, this morning it was 4C at 0700 outside and ...
... pool is actually IMMENSELY therapeutic and I can now see why its so popular over here. I admit it was only the sauna at the hotel so it wasn't a proper outdoor one or anything that but boy was it relaxing! Now the next trick is find a genuine outdoor smoke-sauna, with beer!
Aside from naked sweating (no, no that kind) I've discovered the delights of frisbee (or disc) golf. One of the lads I work with took me to play on the local course (which is a ...
... I'm sure there is a guidebook though lol.
I also explored a bit more of the town and grabbed a bite to eat at a pretty cheap and friendly pizza place. 7 euro for a decent sized pizza with 4 kinds of meat on it - my kind of place!!
Things I did
Ran round the "large" lake - A
Peaceful, safe and flat. Do it.
Visited Harju Park and the viewing tower - ...
Well after having two consecutive weeks here in Finland without a weekend - long story but I had a few things to pop back for I'm finally about to spend my first weekend here.
I've just about got the hang of Finnish time (they eat lunch at 11am!) and driving on the correct side of the road. I'll never sort the language out and there is little to no chance of me getting used to paying 7 euros for a beer. But other than that I'm good.
... checking toes, collars, eyes, ears...everything. Takes a long time when you have to do 100 dogs. The boys were generally doing building tasks at this time.
Puppy feeding- the little pups needed to be fed 4 times per day. Whoever had this job always complained because as soon as you walk into their cage you are covered in puppy **** and urine. Hence you could hear most volunteers grumbling "dirty stinking puppies" or "little poop demons".
4.30-7pm- time to ...