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Day started with a 6.30 wake up, pretty sad after a 12.30am bedtime. Off at 8.00 for a trip to the Ranua Zoo an hours drive east of the town. It contained everything Laplandish in the way or birds and animals.
As we had a zoo guide with us we were able to see a lot more of the antics of the animals as they performed for food and were more …
This morning we headed to Ranua Wildlife Park as an optional tour. Apparently Finland has had a bad winter and spring should have sprung but it is still very cold and snowy so the park is not officially opened but our tour director phoned and they allowed our group a private tour of the park ( phew it was in the brochure lol). This was brilliant, the keeper walked us through the park.... Waking the inhabitants and bribing them with food which also ...
... their winter clothing etc away, not requiring it (they thought) until later in the year. In early May, the soviets launched a new offensive, committing thousands of troops to it. Unfortunately, their timing could have been better as hurricane force winds and plummeting temperatures hit, forcing them to a standstill. Meanwhile, the German troops were equally static in their defensive positions – and there they died, thousands and ...
Drove along miles of road with pine forests and lakes- really beautiful although not as spectacular as Norway. Going to be hard not to compare all subsequent scenery with Norway. Reached Ivalo for coffee and tourist info. Discovered we had missed the Sami town of Inari. Drove back, found our camp for the night and started the washing. Part way ...
... mudman I went over the the garage washbay and hosed myself down
then went and filled up with fuel.
In the last 60 or so miles along this bumpy road I had only seen one car
and one truck. Its one of the remotest places I have ever been.
Bike refuelled and its into the shop for a nice hot chocolate. The chap in
here was a real gentleman and when he saw me I think he took pity on me looking
like a frozen ice man!! Right away he simply handed me a cup of hot coffee and a ...