Ski-Inn Ruka Suites
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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 ...
... everyone stayed together and no-one ran into trouble. We had to be vigilant for road traffic as well as snow traffic, as some of our two hour safari took us into areas where there were also skiers. We didn’t pass too many other snowmobiles, but there were some. At one point, we drove by one of our Wilderness group enjoying some Nordic skiing. We were heading in one direction, and she in the other, waving as our paths crossed.
... coffee, and some have beer. There is no pressure to join in games. We all have a giggle, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Looks like our luck was in when the group came together :O)
Not just lucky with the group, the Basecamp staff are all awesome. Henri, Meiju, Teddy, and Tessa get special mention as they are the ones who are on ...
Today -February 5th- is a day of celebration in honour of Finland's National Poet, Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Runeberg's Day is typically celebrated on Runeberg's birthday with Runeberg's torte, which is said to have been the Poet's favourite breakfast treat made by his wife. It is tradition to make these cakes leading up to and on the day, and the kitchen staff had made some just for us as a treat after lunch, which was ...
... trees. It’s exhilarating, if a little scary at the same time… if that makes sense!
Before this morning, I had not even touched a pair of skis, never mind attached myself to them and let myself roll down a hill... however small. It was brand new, and it was hard work, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it. Apprehension over Thursday’s lesson has eased a little. As much as I love the snow, I didn’t peg myself a ...