17 October 2010

Sea kayaking to Suvisaaristo, Espoo

Oct 2010

Paddled alone to Espoo Suvisaaristo, namely to Pentala island. Altogether about 38km with a couple of short breaks. Here's the route, paddled anti clockwise.

During the day trip, reached for the first time in my paddling career a 1000km limit per a season !

The first three hours there was a mild wind and a cloudy sky, but when returning clouds disappeared and the sun shined beautifully. Tailwind helped returning a lot.

Saw a couple of small venison in one of the islands. Could not catch them by a camera.

This season's 1000km reached at Mataskär island !

A coffee break at Pentala Beach

Käärmesaari island in Autumn colours

Mäntysaari island in Autumn colours

Käärmesaari island

A view from Mäntysaari
towards Käärmesaari


A view from Mäntysaari
towards Käärmesaari

My sea kayak

Finnish Sauna Society in Lauttasaari


10 October 2010

Weekend in Paris

Oct 2010

Spent a weekend in a warm and sunny Paris.

Tour Eiffel & Trocadero

Notre Dame

A concert in front of the Hotel de Ville

02 October 2010

Sea kayaking to Vasikkasaari, Espoo

Oct 2010

Paddled with a friend of mine to Espoo archipelago.  There was an unbelievable fog almost all the time, one could not see more than just a few meters ahead. Had a break in Vasikkasaari island. Returned back to Helsinki by circling Miessaari island from south direction.  The fog started quickly disappear when we approached near to Käärmesaari island, bringing cloudless blue sunny sky.

Absolutely one of the nicest weather conditions to experience by paddling.

A break at Vasikkasaari

A foggy Pukkisaari island

Almost like from a scifi film

Low sea water level at Pyöräsaari island

Käärmesaari island