Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
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... of rocks and reefs to the west, when we ran out of water just inside the mouth of the bay. I mean just inside and we almost did run out of water, the depth gauge read 0.6m when I dropped the anchor. Moreover, just a few tens of metres in towards the land, there were people frolicking in ankle deep water! In fairness, when the boat came to rest we had 1.2m, but still not exactly a great deal. To add to our discomfiture, the anchor wouldn’t bite so I decided to ...
... charming young men who took our lines and later, our money.This (€20) was a fair exchange for access to the toilets, wifi, washing machines, showers together with some maps and directions for getting into town and finally, the loan of bicycles. We’d not had access to the internet for some days so we were looking forward to emails and Skyping as well as affording me the opportunity to upload my blog entries.
After 3 machine loads and ...
... the building, a bit like a high rise greenhouse!
Back on the boat, we watched another download and in bed by 10:45, in bright sunlight, we were just dozing off when we heard what turned out to be two other motor boats tie up, one an old Swedish rescue boat and one more modern cruiser. We felt a little guilty that they had to squeeze in at the end of the pontoon and use the stern buoys, but not too much as Juha had said that it was unlikely we would have any other boats ...
... us. We didn't stay in too long and we wrapped back up and either went back to the sauna or got dressed. Linda said she had never been so embarrassed in her life. I guess we had made quite a scene as well as a splash. Three ladies took over the sauna next, less the splash in the pond. They were followed by the 3 young guys, Drew, Hunter and Josh. Of course they did the splash. I took their picture and took their towels for a while ...
... br> super. They too, loved to entertain and
make people smile and enjoy the music. I
video recorded some of their stuff. We
moved outside of the building and visited with the girls. The 2 boys had been too tired to go to the
show and went to bed. We thought it was
a little late for the girls to be out but they were very content to visit. They all seemed to be conversant in English
so we were able to ask them about their ...