Travel Blogs from Rauma
... Now it was merely filling up with plant life, slowly becoming marshy ground as the land lifts.
A quick note on the Finnish drink ‘Gin Long Drink’, which has become a favourite with us. Apparently, it was invented during the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki and whilst there are many copies, the original ‘Long Drink’ with its secret formulation, is still the best. It ...
For the past few days and today was no exception, we were experiencing and enjoying, typical high pressure weather, even though the actual pressures were not too high, about 1010 on average. This means that winds are usually light and any strength tends to come from the differential heating effect of sunlight over water as opposed to land ie the land warms up and heats the air which rises, resulting in coastal breezes. Now these breezes of ...
... of carelessness and incompetence in these sorts of situations. One example is coming in to a tight space with no fenders, relying on other boats to have sufficient protection. So that, plus the expense and the fact that we would only get a couple of hours there, was our reasoning.
We did leave the boat for a while, to go for a swim in the nice, cool, refreshing clear water, it was delightful. Later, we were squeezed in further by a couple of small ...
... huts in Finland is that you must share everything, which we loved the prospect of and when a gang of people around our age joined us to cook sausages over the fire, it was a pleasure to chat and laugh about the trip and their lives in Finland. Although, we were informed later by a 'kindly' gentleman from a motorhome parked nearby, that we were apparently 'taking over' the free space by enjoying the fire we had lit, despite our willingness ...
... month, but at the same time, Rovaniemi seems like forever ago. I guess I am ready to come back...just because there is nothing more to look forward to here. We leave tomorrow morning at 5:20 and will return to Cape around 2 am. Upon completion, accounting for the time change, we will travel non stop for 27 hours. That is a long time....it is kind of weird to think that we leave Amsterdam around 5:30 and then get to Detroit at 7ish....but ...
Other places to stay in Rauma
Aittakarinkatu 9, Rauma | 3 star hotelfrom $120
Valtakatu 5, Rauma | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Kalliokatu 25, Rauma | 2 star hotelfrom $121
Vanhankirkonkatu 26, Rauma | Hotelfrom $133
Nortamonkatu 18, Rauma | Hotelfrom $121