Day 24 Open water swimming in yellow water

We have early and incredibly intense bloom going on in Southern Finland due to unusually warm days of May. Lake Sääksjärvi was covered by pine tree pollen, and it was a bit peculiar to swim in yellow color water. Still the water of Sääksjärvi was clear, I could easily see the bottom of the lake. And pollen didn’t hinder in any way. Actually it was fun to swim 1,5 K in 18 °C yellow water with my training pal Tuomas. Location: Sääksjärvi, … Read More

Day 4 It’s all about the water

Lake Sääksjärvi. So clear, so clean, so warm, yet so empty in May. But wait ’till end of school term. Then the long sandy beach is full of people from near and far. Sääksjärvi is the biggest ground water lake in Finland and motor boating is prohibited. Luckily for swimmers. Location: Sääksjärvi, Nurmijärvi (2,6 km²)