Made a brave decision this morning (Sun 27th); instead of watching F1 premiere GP of this season from TV, headed to Nuuksio National Park. Did a 17km hiking around the small lakes via hiking paths.
The sun shined although not brightly, temperature stayed under zero centigrades and wind was brisk. Had hot coffee in thermo and rye bread sandwich with me. Enjoyed the last real winter days in the middle of the forest. There's still about 2ft of snow. Amazing that it's now the end of March and we have a full winter in the south of Finland.
Saw a big bird flying, heading towards north. Not sure but to me it was a swan (alternative: crane)?
Here's the hiked route (View Larger Map):
|A thick formation of ice|
|A small pond, Niemelänlampi|
|Someone told me its a Lynx?|
|Pine woods are beautiful late winter|
|A Lady with a hat|
|A rock at Vähä-Holma pond|
|A grip provided by nature, dead needles|
|A view to Lake Haukkalampi|