Midsummer

Midsummer is one of the most important feasts during the year. Most people leave the cities and go to enjoy summer to a cottage, preferable by a lake or the by the sea. Fortunately Finland has lots of lakes and a long sea shore so it is possible for most people.The main topic around Midsummer is of course the weather. This year we haven´t been that fortunate, but it didn´t rain too much and in the evenings the sun appeared.

Here are some photos from a kayak tour I made one of the evenings in the archipelago nearby Strandhagen.

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On this small rocky island there is only one tree, a rowan, and a rose bush that is a little special as it has has both white and red flowers.

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The new generation.

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My favourite birds! Haematopus ostralegus, Oyster catcher in english, Strandskata in swedish and Meriharakka in finnish. It is the national bird of Faroe islands and there they call it Tjaldur, a nice and easy name to remember.

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1-DSC_0030 The last moments before the fog came.

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