A German lady visited a Finnish private lean-to in May. Social media took its toll.
The calendar on my phone rang and since it's in the calendar, it needs to happen!
In December Ulla asked us to join her for another overnight trip.
I'm not a 100% certain this place even exists anymore since the last time we were there, we had to flee from a deforesting machine. [Read more…] Ulla lured us outdoors again. The Lammakesuo marsh in Palokka, there lies a lean-to.
Yes, there's homework involved from time to time. And to up the ante with the whole thing I was in the Lappeenranta-Imatra sector at the time, which made it significantly more difficult but fortunately our guest pen Sonja knows her way around. South Carelian marshes are a rarity of some sort and if you manage … Continue reading The homework the dog didn’t eat
It was going to be a long night because Sonja is scared of the dark and freezing to death. These were precisely the kinds of things we were there to overcome.
I thought it over, for approximately three seconds, and typed: Me!
There are no proper instructions on how to get to the Äijänniemi (Dude Peninsula) lean-to but experience taught us not to take the little trail along the lakeside. There's a wide old cart path that goes through the woods and you'd get to park much closer. The peninsula itself turned out to be very popular. … Continue reading The magic of Äijänniemi
Getting all the stuff from point A to B was difficult because not all of us had tube backpacks.
The trail has two resting spots, a tent lean-to in the side of the marsh and a double lean-to at Adventure Island.
A hundred nights is a lot.