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... and seeing other homesteads, the boats, the water, horse farms, wheat fields, etc. We took a ferry and rode to Korpoo just west of here yesterday. That ferry is free for everyone but some others cost or are seasonal. We did 30 miles yesterday and about 12 today and we're beat.
The lunch buffet place in town is a godsend, with amazing food to fortify us. We're cooking all other meals, which is fun and a lot cheaper. ...
... in and went out to explore on a Saturday night. We found a nice bar and got a little info from the bartender. Most Finns and Swedes seem to speak English, which is good since our language skills are lacking!
Seems we just missed the Sex Convention, which was concluding at a conference hotel nearby. So we sampled a local beer and a gin and grapefruit drink that's on tap everywhere. It's a Finnish drink that "we're quite proud ...
... with a forest motif, and yet another is full-on playboy, looking like Hugh Hefner put it together. Really amusing.
Town by the river
Turku is Finland's third largest city and is on the southwest coast, near Sweden. The city used to be part of Sweden, and was actually Finland's capital in those days. It's very charming, set on the Aura river with restaurants and cafes and boats lining the riverfront. Very pretty all lit up at night. We walked into town, stopping at ...
... seemed like, countless islands. Some of the smaller islands were private and had luxury homes built right on the water's edge. After taking in the view and the crisp ocean air for a while, I headed back to the cabin to get some sleep. That's when our new friend's alter ego was released. By day, the monk was mild-mannered and gentle as he travelled his path to enlightenment. However come nightfall, that peaceful resolve was replaced by the most violent snoring the ...
DAY 174–175 – 22/06/13-23/06/13 – STOCKHOLM – TURKU (FINLAND)
Our time ended in Sweden with another extremely early start in order to catch our all day ferry in Turku, the old former capital of Finland. It was sad to leave but we were also excited to tackle another one of these Scandinavian gems.
The ferry hours passed quite quickly as we were entertained by the amazing natural landscape outside and the amazing drinking ability of ...