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Archive for August, 2013

Ice cream is good…if you eat it alone


130824-helsinki-c2-IMG_3087Helsinki, Finland.

Going for big brown trout


130805-inari-c3-RISL0665Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Dramatic sky


130813-inari-c3-IMG_3015Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Different looking sky


130813-inari-c3-IMG_3052Not because of rainbow but due to sharp line between light and dark parts both in the sky and reflection in water. Inari, Lapland, Finland.



130813-inari-c3-IMG_6680Lake Inari is large, 1040 square kilometers, 80 km long and 50 wide, having 3000 islands.  There are several places equipped with cooking possibilities and temporary housing  for boaters.  Use of these is free.  Here is our boat “Myrsky Janne” docked at one of those, Kahkusaari.  Picture by my friend, Jorma Perälä. Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Stone island


130813-inari-c3-IMG_2940Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.  My  journey to Lapland ended today, now on my way back home to Espoo.

Canoeing at lake Inari


130812-inari-5DM2-70-200-c3-IMG_3005Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Sport fishing boat


130812-inari-5DM2-70-200-c3-IMG_2971Perhaps does not look professional but I can assure that fishing with that boat makes lots of fun and sometimes we can catch even a fish or two.  Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.



130812-inari-5DM2-16-35-c3-IMG_3056Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Dish table under rainbow


130805-inari-c2-IMG_2844At our cottage in Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Holiday Village Uruniemi


130805-inari-1DX-700-merge-c3The pic taken from the terrace of our cottage by a big lens 500+1.4x.  Merged from two pics by Photoshop.  The sun was illuminating the village only.  Inari, Lapland. Finland.

Sunset behind the old house of Lapland



Inari, Lapland. Finland.

On the fast lane



Inari, Lapland, Finland.

River Juutua

130801-inari-5DM2-16-35-c3-IMG_2752Inari, Lapland, Finland.

A cairn makes a picture


130801-inari-1DX-70-200-1.4x-c3-RISL0568Sometimes something made by man helps to give some notch to a picture.  Here it is the white cairn (kummeli suomeksi).  Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Summer feeling


130801-inari-1DX-70-200-1.4x-c3-RISL0586 …sauna warming up and fishes making circles.  Lake Inari, Lapland, Finland.

Kelo and double rainbow


130729-inari-5DM2-16-35-c3-IMG_0209Kelo is a dried up pine tree.  It does not fall because the roots do net get rotten  due to short and normally cold summer.  This summer is different.  Temperatures above 20 since late May.  Inari, Lapland, Finland.

River boats at Teno river


130730-teno-1DX-70-200-1.4x-c3-RISL0559I tried to teach my sons salmon fly fishing at  Teno river, which is the best salmon river in Europe.  This summer has been very different, temperatures plus 20 for long periods.   If anglers like this weather salmons do not.  They get lazy and just sit in the deep pools in the river.  Anyway,  I think I was able to put some idea about this sport to my sons and their mates and hope to see them again at the river with long rods in their hands.  Most of the boats were also staying unoccupied.  These are used to take fishermen to the river.  Only locals can own and use these boats.  Salmon fishing tourism is  very important to local people here in the very north of Europe.  Utsjoki, Lapland.  FInland.