What Chekhov said

Нет того урода, который не нашел бы себе пары, и нет той чепухи, которая не нашла бы себе подходящего читателя.

There is no such freak that would not find his match and there is no such rot that would not find itself a matching reader.

Helsinki Trip – Day 2

For the second day of our trip Monika suggested that we visit the Finnish National Library.  This was not a destination we would normally have selected, but it was really a very interesting and recently restored building.

The first room you enter has a magnificent dome surrounding which are beautifully decorated arches.  Through a door is a three storey reading room.

In the central tower Monika found a heavy read…

Monika Heavy Read

…but Sophia found something rather lighter.

Sophia Hebrew

Whilst Marina went back to her University days.

Marina Psychology

 

2011 Trip – Day 4

Distance Average Speed Max Speed
30.4 km 9.1 km/h 24.4 km/h

In the morning I saw an animal walking across the lake.  I speculated that it might be a fox and Timo later confirmed that this was the most likely.

I managed to leave Kÿlkeinen by 0930, but attempts to go South across Hämeenvaara proved impossible.  Eventually I returned to the kennels and dumped my bag.  I then headed to Jänisvaara for lunch and at about 1500 drove North to Juusi’s place which is very impressive with lots of potential but clearly still needs a lot of work.  Took the opportunity to have a shower.

Overall the dogs were reluctant to go when the snow was soft, but did better on firmer surfaces.