Niinpä olikin hyvä idea aloittaa loma totaalisella irtiotolla työajatuksista.
UKK-puistosta Salamajärvelle ja Kolilta tänne Seitsemiseen. Kansallispuistotournee on siis vasta alussa:)
/ I have been holding radio silence in my blog due to the extreme stress and pressure at work this Autumn. Now it was time for a clean break. J and I headed to yet another Nature park in Finland - There is 40 of them here, so plenty of places to visit for a lifetime. "Seitseminen" is located in Ostrobotnia, the closest village is Parkano, the closest city is Tampere. Just like last year, we chose the location due to the fact that we could just drive from Jyväskylä for a few hours and stay one night near by. Last year we went for a winter walk in 'Salamajärvi'. Our path is called the 'Ridge walk' and we walk pretty much the entire time it is light outside. It's the shortest day in the year and on this level in Finland, it means that sun rises around 10am and sets around 2pm. It's quite a wet day and even though there is some snow, there is also a mist hanging over the forever forest. Moisture in the air makes it feel like in northern rain forests outside Vancouver. Makes me feel like going back to Canada one day. Seitseminen is forests and swamps mainly - the views could be paintings. There is only one couple with their dog besides us, as most of Finland must be doing their Christmas shopping. After the day, mind is clear of any thoughts of work. I recommend this kind of start-up for a holiday for all!