Original Sokos Hotel Valjus

Kauppakatu 20, Kajaani, Oulu Province, 87100, Finland | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kajaani

Putting CW to Bed

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... we were travelling by car. That evening we had some enormous chicken pieces with salad, they were in a marinade when we bought them, a sort of bright orangey/red colour but quite tasty despite that. Going to bed , I reflected that I was feeling relieved and content that the aquatic segment of the trip had gone so well and was now completely relaxed that the following week would pass equally ...

Day 1 of mini-expedition

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... in towards land and into one of the boat channels (2.0m max draft) and back down to Kiviniemi. Sadly at around this juncture, the forecast let us down and contrary to expectations, it started to rain and it was in these conditions that Julie and I manoeuvred the boat into the harbour, everyone else being confined below decks in order to minimise the chances of water getting into the saloon. Once tied up we erected the cockpit tent to keep the rain out and ...

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 ...

Final Northerly Destination

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... our way out of the very shallower waters and into areas that had 5 or 6 metres under us and finally, we entered the shipping channel into Oulu, where there was 20m or more. Phew!

Many harbours in this part of the world seem to be the centre point of heavy industry, which makes them seem pretty uninviting to any visitor coming in by sea. Oulu was up there competing for the first prize, there was no sign of the town itself at all as we neared the harbour itself. However, ...

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