Category Archives: Finland

St Olav Waterway: Day 3 Pargas – Pensar (Parainen -Pensar Island)

Today we followed the main route 2 and then the alternative route 2b Our friends gave us a wonderful breakfast on board their boat and after saying our farewells we set off on our newest adventure Today’s route would have … Continue reading

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St Olav Waterway: Day 2 Auvaisberg (St Karins) – Pargas ( Kaarina – Parainen) Tuesday 25 June 2019

Today was a relatively short stint for us (though by the end of the day we’d clocked up the best part of 25km) Jolanta, Ulla and I just before setting off! My friend Jolanta served us breakfast and Ulla and … Continue reading

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St Olav Waterway …beyond those steps!

Remember those steps? Here they are from the top! In preparation for our pilgrimage the week after next, and in view of the fact that we will set off from Turku in the evening, I thought I’d better see what … Continue reading

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Running

Today was my 25th parkrun … a milestone (though not an official one as the organisation recognises 25th volunteering status and 50 (and multiples thereof) runs) Nonetheless it is a huge achievement for me! it marks having run 125km in … Continue reading

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Missing the Camino

It would be all too easy to wallow in the reality of how much I miss the Camino … but doing that isn’t life-giving. Facts are facts, however, and it’s true to say I have missed the Camino a lot. … Continue reading

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Making room

At the end of last year I read a fabulous little book called THE GENTLE ART OF SWEDISH DEATH CLEANING and I’ll get to discuss it at book club next week … What I have been doing (and which I … Continue reading

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Sunrises

I loved the sunrises on the Camino … particularly in the wide open Mesetas! But I admit that I’d forgotten how wonderful our winter sunrises here in Finland can be! Just look at this sky!

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