Do you feel like a hike in the fells with your kids or friends sounds too risky?
This was when it first hit us, that burning question...
A night on the courtyard of the public office building or indoors didn't sit right with us, so we chose the Jyppyrä vista point.
Painting soon began to feel meditative.
I didn't want to wake Heikki up just yet. After a day's worth of harsh winds, the sun began to shine. I took the scenery in, with no camera in sight. Birches swung in the wind like crazy and the sun colored them in gold. It was 11 PM. The sun had no intention of … Continue reading Stormy nights of Hannukuru
What incredible luck we had to be in the Hannukuru wilderness hut when the Summer storm hit the North.
And there we were, breathing in the cleanest air in the world and watching him bottle it up for shipment to the Rocky Mountains.
I'm still confident that I'll get this done.
On the second day we drank some more coffee and started painting. Second day at the office It was a little damp after the downpour in the morning, as we woke up in the tent (which we had set up at the yard of the accommodation they had booked for us). We packed everything up … Continue reading Pal of the National Park, part 2
So we eventually got a chance to spend the night on the beach of Red Sands. Up until the very end it seemed like we'd catch a cold. It wasn't too smart to go to a sauna just before heading outdoors. But it couldn't be helped, every news article was unanimous, there would be auroras … Continue reading The firey night of the Red Sands
So I'll tell you what we did and didn't do on out first day as volunteers. I'm not sure if it's clear enough but we were swinging paint brushes around in the North in late August/Early September. But on the first day we didn't swing anything around. First day On Monday morning we woke up … Continue reading Pal of the National Park, part 1
The local newspaper even interviewed us!