Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna Pori
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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Today it was flat calm and every now and then, there were pockets of early morning mist, dense enough to warrant the use of radar on one occasion. As I mentioned yesterday, our destination was Rauma or to be more precise, an island a few miles to the west, called Kylmäpihlajan, which had been recommended to us. From there, if we wanted to visit Rauma, famous for its’ wooden buildings and in fact given a World Heritage status, ...
We had one or two things to do first thing this morning, before undertaking the first half of our next leg down to Rauma, namely upload my blog and download the latest Archers episode and with that done, we were on our way at 09:45 in flat calm, hot conditions. Our intended destination for the coming night was either the island of Seliskeri or the nearby island, Iso-Enskeri. Both were 'excursion harbours' ie with few facilities, no water, ...
... and then to the west (to the coast). We saw some massive wind turbines, and a beautiful sandy beach that would have been packed with sunbathers and swimmers had the weather been more cooperative. We also walked around a former defence zone where the Finns had stationed a line to fend off attacks from the Russians who tried to come ashore from the west. Back at Ritva's Megan and I got our bags packed and relaxed for the evening, anticipating our long travel day to ...
... who we picked up on the way to Heidi's house. Although she spoke only a few words of English she greeted Megan and I warmly and was thrilled about how much we appreciated the socks she'd made. On the way to Heidi's we also stopped to see Anna's apartment where she took us for a quick tour while Ritva's mother and husband waited in the car. Anna lived in a second floor "flat" in a somewhat rundown looking building, but none the less very adequate for ...
... time for showers, and a load of laundry in the wash before we ate a delicious meal of chicken (in a yummy gravy), potatoes (as per usual), and a nice salad. Anna showed up shortly before it was time to go, quickly ate some food herself, and we were off on the long drive to Turku to catch the overnight ferry. Arriving in Turku Ritva found a parking spot and we gathered our belongings and headed to the terminal for check-in. ...