10 July. Finland. Passing the night on nature

We have encamped for the night by the edge of the forest in the wild place. Our first “cusage savage”! Honestly it was near the remote farm. Mosquitoes were terrible naturally. We had to spray each other with any insect repellents.

Also we have tested the local lotion “terrva”. It is made from wood resin. This potion is very effective against the mosquitoes because of the strong smell of the tar.

Next morning we were looking for route. In the Finnish real forest our GPS-devices didn’t work, so we had come back the camp several times.

Roots

There are very picturesque places and a forest, which is everywhere, and many clear lakes. During our journey in Scandinavia we were often drinking raw water from the streams and lakes. No accidents has happened.

Forest road to Kajaani

In the Alassalmi strait on the lake Oulujärvi we are carried with the yellow cable ferry. And there are nobody only ourselves on it!

Alassalmi. Паром

Alassalmi. Ferry

The weather is good but not always. As a rule there were a lot of rainfall during last raids, but we are lucky.

Yellow Ferry

This ferry somehow reminds me the yellow submarine from the Bittles’ song.

Green and blue colors

Even the irrigation channel looks pretty.

Footprint

There is my footprint on the shore near Hankasalmi.

Hankasalmi

There are a big sandy beach with shallow. Local sand is mixed with yellow crystalline mineral, which particles are sparkling like golden rain.

We have found also a small forest lake nearby. The fish are swimming in the transparent water between the fallen trees.

Forest lake

 In the lake water is blue with green shades of the forest.

Trees in the water

Countryside

On our route we have picked up the “historical” hamlet with a traditional farmstead.  The hay is gathered and stored in the traditional stacks but isn’t in the modern bales covered with plastic. The firewood are heaped casually. Usually they are collected very carefully in the pile near the shed.

Next our point of destination is the Finnish town Kajaani. Kajaani is one of the most friendly towns visited by us in Finland. This is a center of the famous tourist region Kainuu.

Summer in Kajaani

The judgment and the buffet lunch have been very good. At the same time several wedding ceremonies were occurring in the town. There was nothing special, really. The brides were going a walk to the ruins of the little castle near the old bridge. In the ancient times this region was famous in the resin and wooden coal making. They were carried in the barrel down the river. That reminds me the journey of the hobbit and the dwarfs. The Professor was fond of learning the Finnish language. :)

To be continued…

Укрепление возле моста в Каяни

Fortifications near the bridge in Kajaani

Table of Contents: Raid Paris – North Cape 2010 Daily Reports

  1. 3 July. Paris. The beginning of The Raid
  2. 3 July. The beginning of The Raid. Part Two
  3. 4 July. Denmark. Copenhagen
  4. 4 July. Denmark. Ferry on Svedish side
  5. 5 July. Sveden. Hamlet and the people
  6. 6 July. Sveden. Stockholm
  7. 6 July. Scansen
  8. 7 July. Helsinki
  9. 8 July. One hundred thousand of lakes
  10. 9 July. Finnish lifestyle
  11. 10 July. Finland. Passing the night on nature
  12. 11 July. Silent people
  13. 11 July. Rukka resort
  14. 12 July. Trip through the natural reserve
  15. 13 July. Finland
  16. 14 July. Finland. Further to the North
  17. 15 July. Norway. Hemningberg
  18. 16 July. On the place. North Cape
  19. 16 July. Mageroya
  20. 17-18 July. Trip to the Soroya Island
  21. 19-20 July. Tromso
  22. 21 July. Lofoten Islands
  23. 22-23 July. Norway. Hobbits and foxes
  24. 24-25 July. Sveden. Deers and camping
  25. 26 July. Norway. Trondheim
  26. 27 July. Norway. Trollstigen
  27. 28 July. Norway. Bergen
  28. 29 July. Return
  29. 30 July. Holland
  30. 31 July. France. Ending of The Raid
  31. Paris – North Cape 2010. Results
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