Category Archives: Turku

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! Advertisements

Posted in Finland, Turku, winter | 1 Comment

Missing the Camino

And also missing writing this blog. I miss the walking – though am still walking everyday. I’ve noticed that I’m both fitter and trimmer after the Camino, though I didn’t actually lose (much) weight – beer and wine most days … Continue reading

Posted in Finland, park run, reflections after the Camino, Tampere, Turku

On the Otherside of the Dark Side …

That’s one way of approaching November. It’s always dark, but this year darker than ever as it’s drizzled or rained non stop since I got back and it’s been terribly grey. Today, however, the sun tried to break through and … Continue reading

Posted in this & that, Turku, urban

Learning to see colour in the dark

November is dark in Finland. I knew this, I hadn’t forgotten it, but I had forgotten how grey that can make everything. It’s as if the darkness bleaches out all the colour. That’s what depression does too, even if it’s … Continue reading

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Peregrina Preparatio 7: Pargas- Åbo (Parainen-Turku)k

Distance 24km Time 6 h 15 mins Weather: Sunny, cooler in Parainen, and hot in Turku Clothing: long trousers (cotton), T shirt, hiking boots Companion: Tinka, my faithful companion Problems: one small “blister” like rubbing formed on the side of … Continue reading

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Kingdom living

Owls are generally solitary animals – but when they do come together they are known as a parliament of owls because of their shared wisdom. That’s an important collective benefit for us humans too. Owls are – in some respects … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 the owl, at home, this & that, Turku

2014/3: deceptive

Things aren’t always what they seem.   This building looks quite quiet. Inside it’s a hive of activity – swimmers, joggers and keep-fit fanatics all busy working out. A reminder perhaps to look beyond the surface – there may be … Continue reading

Posted in Turku, urban