Hotelli Rantakalla

Matkailutie 150, Kalajoki, Oulu Province, 85100 , Finland | Hotel
Prices starting from $148.00

Travel Blogs from Kalajoki

Putting CW to Bed

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


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 ...


A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... br> I forgot to mention previously that the switch, which we’d replaced at some expense in Jakobstad, is either faulty or there is another problem, which means that replacing the switch wasn’t the solution in the first place ie turning it did nothing, it simply went dead. Fortunately, it only happened the once and since then, all has worked normally – I hate intermittent faults, they are so hard to cure.

As we approached ...

Day 1 of mini-expedition

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... 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, ...

Two more arrivals

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... the boat, again in the rain, we went to the Oulu art gallery. We weren’t that impressed with the collection but I’ve included photos of two of the paintings that made an impact.

The rest of the crew arrived safely and the boat suddenly became very crowded and noisy but fun. Several bottles later, we retired to bed around quarter to one. Tomorrow we leave from here for a couple of day’s cruise, where we may not have internet ...

First Arrival

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10

... Islands Expedition, where we studied the feeding and ranging behaviour of the Galapagos giant tortoise. We have not had much contact in the intervening years so the next two weeks together will give us ample opportunity to make up for lost time. It certainly started well, conversation flowed apace – I guess in Julie’s and my case we had well nigh two months with only ourselves for company so poor Richard never knew what hit him but to be fair, he was well able to hold his ...


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