Day 3 Stepping onto clouds

There are many picturesque old ironworks villages in South Coast Finland. Teijo is one of them and Teijo area was luckily nominated as National Park just over a year ago. Lake Matildanjärvi in the southern part of the Park is a treasure. You can take a brisk walk along the trail round the lake (5,5 km) and then cool yourself in fresh water of Matildanjärvi. Brown water of the lake had really absorbed sunshine and was surprising warm. I stepped … Read More

Day 1 Home ground

I owe this to Viv. Her exquisite photography and stories have inspired me to take this challenge to swim in 31 different waters, in lakes, ponds, rivers and sea in Finland, in 31 days of May. Let’s see what happens! I’ll visit familiar beaches and other beautiful swimming spots, but I’m sure I’ll find new exiting outdoor swimming locations too. It should be easy, because there are 187 888 lakes to explore… I started this challenge on home ground, swimming … Read More