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Travel Blogs from Kempele
It's wonderful how the weather has changed and the timing couldn’t have been better. Today it was warm, sunny and quite still. Of course it would mean using the engine to get us back down to Oulu but at least we wouldn’t be fighting against a contrary wind.
After breakfast we set off and this time, rather than heading back out to the main shipping channel we took a perpendicular ...
Not only was it a nice day but miracles can happen, after an hour or so trudging northwards against the wind, the combination of the channel's slight change of direction and the wind backing, gave us the opportunity to deploy the sails – oh joy! There wasn’t a huge amount of wind so we progressed very slowly, but at least we were sailing. It is quite astonishing that it has literally been weeks since we last did this. ...
... there probably wasn’t a whole lot to do at the other end, we weren’t in any great hurry to depart, which gave us time to do another free wash (always take advantage of an available washing machine, is our motto), have some coffee in the café and get our respective internet fixes.
Then about 12:00 we bade our farewells to Oulu and having passed the factories at the harbour entrance, headed out to sea in the ship channel, past the two islands, ...
... It €20 notes and delivering the fuel each time, worked and we were on our way by 11:00.
The route to Varessäikkä is denoted on the charts by a line, called a 'boat route’ – here is a recommended path to take, together with the maximum draft , in this case 1.8m. As we draw 1.5m there is not much margin for error but having said that, I couldn’t find anywhere on the chart with less than 4m, at least on this leg. The last one, to ...
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, ...
Other places to stay in Kempele
Vihiluoto 10, Kempele | Hotelfrom $128