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Travel Blogs from Inari
Compared to yesterday's entry, this will be a very short one. We’d planned a lazy day as we knew that the forthcoming next two would involve quite a lot of driving. The day’s forecast was for cloudy and cooler conditions than yesterday, with a chance of some rain.
After breakfast and having made a picnic lunch, we’d opted to try the nature trail that meandered for a few km from the hotel, ...
... was at war with Russia, which had invaded Finland in the 1939-1940 Winter War. Then a peace treaty was signed in 1940, when poor Finland ceded a great deal of land and even more of its’ income to Stalin. However, due to the continual meddling of the soviets in Finnish affairs, making the Finns very nervous that Stalin hadn’t finished with them, they eventually accepted the overtures of Hitler who offered arms and supplies ...
... plenty of time to board the powered catamaran that was to take us out. The main focus for the trip was the island of Ukonsaari, about 50 minutes out into Lake Inari, which is itself pretty magnificent, 1040 km sq and interestingly, the home of Serafina Pekkala, the witch from Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ book series. Ukonsaari is unlike the other islands in the lake, of which there are reputedly 3000 or more, in that it is higher and steeper and ...
... amp; sizes.
Then it was time to go and after a quick stop at a supermarket and adjacent market for lunch items, we were off, all of 6 miles as we simply had to stop at the Arctic Circle and Santa World, else Elaine would never have forgiven us!
Thenceforth our road took us northwards through forest and yet more forest, passing occasional lakes and every now and then, meadows. Even more occasionally, we were afforded more widespread views and these gave a ...
... sky up here as the snow and cloud are virtually the same colour and blend
The temp has now fallen to a wonderful 0 Celsius and trying to see is
becoming impossible. In such cold conditions ones visor keeps misting up and so
I need to ride with it slightly open which makes ones eyes water.
As if its not hard enough up here in this remote area it soon starts to
rain and eventually starts snowing. Trying to ride along this bumpy road in