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.