Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo
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Here we are again, Posio Finland, where Marja grew-up. Trusty old Banksy has got us here for the second time after 4500 slow kilometers.
We arrived on 11th July and have decided to stay longer than planned due to the fantastic weather, between 21c and 28c since we got here. The days are warm and I'm enjoying the heat on my bones as I fear it will be colder when we get to Norway. The only thing is I enjoy a sunset beer after a ...
... Finnish Herdsman's shelter, where the father-in-law had been hiding while drawing a fire for us. All cosy and warm, we shared a cuppa, and then reindeer sausages beside the fire. I think I have already said, maybe in another blog, that I am not a sausage fan, but these were tasty. They were frankfurter type sausages, so already cooked, but we were given a stick to use to warm them up with the fire. We finished off with some delicious Finnish ...
... week, so therefore have more to do with us, but kudos to them all. They all lead the activities, cook, clean up, man reception, sort out equipment, etc. etc. They even made birthday cake for one of the group! There is nothing they can’t do for you… AND they are all so nice.
A few of us were ambling through the ...
... a lot like ice skating, only the blades are much bigger, obviously, and without the outward push. Once you’ve got the hang of gliding forward, you’re in business.
The tricky bit comes if you wobble, or you veer off the existing tracks. The front (or even back) of the ski gets embedded in deep snow, or you panic and lean to the side, etc. Inevitably, you end up on your ****, and it’s a bugger to get back up. You feel ...
... our feet. Think comedy clown shoes. A bit trickier to manage; especially when the stairs are covered in snow. Climbing up the stairs is a lot less daunting than climbing down. Believe me. Going down, you just get this vision that you’re going to go tumbling, head first, at any minute. There is no rush though, so we take them however we feel comfortable.
We bump into Henri’s group when we reach a cliff top of sorts, and we ...