Thursday, September 26, 2013

Trip To North, Day 5

Heya babes!

How are you all today? ♥

Sorry for the mini blogging break, I had this awful migraine that kept creeping up every time I opened my laptop. That's luckily history for now, so I could finally sit down and write this post.

So, today, I'm going to share the fifth and final post about our trip to north. Those of you who are tired of seeing these, don't worry, there'll be no more. ;D

On that day, we went hiking. In Kuusamo, there are lots of great hiking tracks, and we were going to walk around one that was short enough to complete in few hours. Of course, many might say that that isn't exactly what you call hiking, but oh well.

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Prepping for the walk.

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Karhunkierros - name of the big, famous hiking track (or rather, group of tracks), part of which we walked as well.

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Reminders of the war time. Not dangerous, though.

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A beautiful monument that has been "built" for Reino Rinne, who was known for his work for protecting the rapid Kiutaköngäs. Much thanks to him, the rapid still stays as nature meant it, not harnessed for human consumption.

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Kiutaköngäs. Such a beautiful landmark. I tried to take a nice panorama shot but it looks ridiculously small when fitted into the blog.

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Hot day means lots of water intake. And breaks. (Yeah, I know, aren't I sporty?)

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I can't believe how gorgeous the views were, and I could feel my lungs getting more fresh air into them than they had had in months.

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...and of course, more food. To be fair, this was as good as our lunch got that day. :D

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Dessert. Sometimes the simple things in life are the best ones.

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Froggy.

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100% natural snack, hand-picked. I love blueberries so much.

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Duckboards - thanks for the swamps, we got to walk on these part of the way.

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As raising reindeer is a big thing in northern Finland, places like this are not an uncommon scene. These are for marking the reindeer, and checking the herd in general. I can only imagine how tough job it really is.

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After the Kiutaköngäs track, we headed to Myllykoski - another rapid. It is known for the mill (mylly = mill) that's located there, but nowadays people might know it better for the rafting possibilities. We were lucky enough to witness one group going down the rapid (and guess how badly I wanted to try!).

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My first ever attempt to make a gif...

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How cool does that look? (Okay, Sherin, not as cool as you coming down a side of a building on a rope, but still. :D)

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Near Myllykoski, there are these suspension/cable bridges. They are pretty high, compared to the river below, but not too scary. We had a little breakthrough there, as my mom got over her fear of these bridges and actually crossed them without a problem. I am still so proud of her. Your my hero, mom! ♥

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Myllykoski.

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My attempt to look somewhat sporty.

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More lovely views. Seriously, I had to leave so many pictures out in attempt to make this post readable and interesting, but I can tell you I have many, many nature shots on my hard drive from the trip. Which is pretty nice, as I can look at them when the winter comes.

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Simply loved the light in this one. The way the sun comes between the branches and lands over my dad. :D

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After getting back from Myllykoski, it was time to head back to my grandma's. The next day, we hung out with some old friends, went shooting and just relaxed. So, that didn't really make it into a blog post. But, I still have so much other stuff to post for you - first real Autumn looks, new nail posts, couple of hauls, some DIY stuff... Really, I need to get into writing first thing tomorrow morning. :D

But this closes the trip to north chapter on the blog, I hope you have enjoyed it, sorry I didn't have the time to post this earlier - and, I can't wait to get more travel done so I can make new posts like these.

Anywho, I need my sleep now, so, I'll be back soon!

Have a fabulous day! ♥

Blog ya later,

xoxo

Johanna

4 comments:

  1. This has been an amazing trip and these pictures were terrific!!!

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  2. Sounds like a perfect hike. The route looks so pretty and scenic. I wish there was somewhere in london like this - fresh air is always good.

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    1. Hehe, the hike really was lots of fun :) I love getting some fresh air, too, it makes me feel so amazing :) ♥

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