Today one of Strandhagen´s guests prefered to pick the ingredients for her breakfast tea in the garden.
I had decided it´s time that I get used to longer trips and bigger waters. One sunny morning I started from our own village Pirlax, went down to Tirmo and then up to Vålax. It took me five hours and 24 km and I burnt my skin. Fortunately both I and the kayak could get a lift back home by car. It´s not very convenient to take photos when paddling, but here is a selection of some views along the trip.
Not very far from Strandhagen is a wonderful place called Bökars that used to be the summerplace of Armi Ratia who was the founder of the Marimekko company.
At the end of the Midsummer weekend I went Along the Illby Creek with my kayak. The starting point was 12 km from Strandhagen and I was able to paddle 6 km before there were too many stones ahead and I had to turn back. Here is some pictures from that wonderful sunny evening that became a foggy night before I was back.