For years I’ve been enviously looked at pictures of snow-covered firs in Finland. In Estonia snow also gets stuck on the trees but not in such amounts. The Finns even have a special word for it: tykkykuuset. Only now I realized that I could go an see myself.
'I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.' (John Muir, the Scottish-American naturalist, author, philosopher and early wilderness-preservation advocate)

in Lahti

I drive onboard feeling important with an employee-ticket from Eckerö because Anne and Lembo have arranged it like that.
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Iso-Syöte, part 1

Most of the evening I ponder whether I came here to hike or to take pictures. Can’t quite figure it out.
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Iso-Syöte, part 2

I save two minutes in the morning by not scratching ice from front window. It will melt by the time I reach the big road.
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There are more places in Finland than Helsinki, Tampere and Rovaniemi. Like Runni.
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