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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MyTime, Sep 17, 2015.
Finland looks a lot like home here in Alaska! Beautiful pictures
Covid-19 closed "everything" so it forced us to find places that can't be closed (and with no corona risk). So we visited a canyon and a waterfall and plenty of curvy roads
Story with all pics here https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/06/rotkoja-putouksia-kurveja-eli.html
Probablý quite a lot the same type, northern areas.
Old vehicle meeting at the countryside, all the pics here https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/06/moto-tiistai-ja-vanhojen-ajoneuvojen.html
Ah the Finns love their cars, especially old American iron. Next time in Helsinki take in a Summer Cruiser Night!
Viivi's odysseys aka bridges, islands, ferries and isthmuses
Covid-19 and everything is closed - but not the roads and not the nature.
Whole story and all the pics here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/07/viivin-harharetket-oy-eli-siltoja.html
Some pics here:
Hydrogen and atoms sold!
And another story - celebrating: Our non-commercial blog has got 5 million page loads and it's lot more than we ever expected! Party story here (not an adventure riding story!) https://www.vanhamoto.net/2015/02/juhlan-paikka.html
This time we were visiting an interesting car museum and the nice city of Kuopio. Some very rare bikes and cars!
We used smaller roads
Horex Resident - when did you see one? Or have ever even heard of Horex...?
Hop in to the bus!
The weather was warm and Viivi was enjoying her dresses
Oh, I forgot the link to all pics of that story, here it is: a lot more pics https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/08/kuopion-automuseon-aarteita-ja-muuta.html
Wow! And the wheeled vehicles are beautiful also.
And another trip - a huge strange stone called Kummakivi = Strange stone and a beatutiful Summer city Savonlinna.
Here are a sample of pics, for more pics and story the link is here: https://www.vanhamoto.net/2020/09/kummaa-ja-kuumaa-kummakivi-ja-savonlinna.html
At the begin the road was very good
Then it wasn't so good anymore - this pic doesn't tell the truth, hole and bumps and strikes made by rain were occasionally not that nice
Then some walking trough the forest
And then the Strange stone
Savonlinna harbour with old boats
Castle called Olavin linna
Some old cars in Savonlinna
These photos could have been taken in northern Minnesota.
Yes, or Canada i suppose. Probably that's why some many Finns moved to Minnesota etc. in the past.
A new story with many parts started today! As it's about riding a month in the North, it's on an other thread: https://advrider.com/f/threads/ridi...ally-a-month-in-norway.1472081/#post-41061852
Once the original inhabitants of the land were killed or put on reservations, railroads came into possession of much of their land in Minnesota and they began actively recruiting immigrants from Scandinavian countries. In the south of Minnesota, Swedes and Germans predominated. In central Minnesota, around Minneapolis and St. Paul - very Swedish. Norwegians settled further north and Finns settled even farther north, working in the mines or in the forests. When I lived near Thunder Bay, Ontario many years ago, some street signs were in Finnish. I came into town once a week to the sauna.
Thank you for the information! Interesting! But in a way very logical - Swedes in the south, Norwegians and Finns in the North
Not so bashful Kainuu
The Month in Norway -stories are done https://advrider.com/f/threads/ridi...-month-in-norway.1472081/page-3#post-42162246 here so let's get back Finland!
People in Kainuu area are said to be a bit bashful. Well, not necessary. It's a great place especially for riders. Plenty of small, curvy roads in the beautiful nature. Plenty of places to see.
People in Kainuu should be very proud of their area, not just the great nature but many other things.
The whole story and pics here: Oma Aika: Kainuussa vähemmän kainoa (vanhamoto.net) (and the less bashful pics are hidden so no-one needs to see them by mistake)
In the middle of the city of Kajaani
Finnish flag and traditional Finnish "long drink" based on gin
In Kajaani city - in this park there was a "war with waterpistols" but those pics are hidden in the story for a reason... how did "Viivi-Jane Bond" manage?
Icecave and Spring is here! ...despite the Covid.
First bars opened, snow is melting even though lakes still frozen. First trip this year and the target was Icecave deep in the rock with a kind of a Moomin-world. Like we didn't have enough snow and ice during the Winter... So unlike in some other amusement parks, here the snow and ice is real. And everything is made of snow and ice. One can enjoy wintersports.
(these days hidden pics are better hidden than they used to be so no-one sees them unwillingly)
To the South - riding small roads
Not yet exactly Summer
In the South lakes were de-frozing
Viivi got company
Viivi passing a "Devil's field"
First wine outside this year
In the evening and in the morning
We were celebrating for the 6th million pageload of our blog and first of May (which is a kind of a carneval time in Finland): https://www.vanhamoto.net/2015/02/juhlan-paikka.html
Different kind of sights... like The International Museum of Bottles (it might not look like that but...)
In a very small town called Sonkajärvi there are thousands of bottles, oldest ones from the ancient Roman empire. Bottles have been made for many different purposes...
Also some other places during that ride back to Southern Finland.
The story and all pics here https://www.vanhamoto.net/2021/05/pullot-tyhjiksi-ja-muuta-kivaa-reissun.html (very well hidden pics require Lisence to... )
The International Museum of Bottles
For some reason thin unpractical bottle is the favorit of all female visitors...
Like a totem of indians? But with Finnish figures
Some riding again, around Southern Finland - some pics of two latest stories in our blog!
Typical sight in Southern Finland