Photos from a short 11km Kayaking trip at lake Vanaja in Hämeenlinna on Saturday 10.9.2022.
This post is a short photo journal of an 11km (2,5h) flying visit to kayaking at Vanajavesi on Saturday, 10.9.2022. The post's purpose is to give the reader a glimpse of what it could be like in case it would be fun to do the same. With the same intent, the photos are not about the people but the setting.
The sign, affectionately known as "Kympin kivi" (ten's stone), is erected to warn boats of the low depth and rocks near the surface, in about a 15-20m radius around the post. The top of the sign has a reflective/mirroring surface, reflecting the boats' lights during times of darkness. For the kayakers, the name stems from the fact that our base, near Hämeenlinna, marks approximately 5km distance, so going around it is a 10km journey.
This Lomakotiyhdistys nursing home, Ilonpisara, and its sauna pictured below is something that makes me proud to live in Hämeenlinna. Some of the most beautiful locations are available for the elderly, less fortunate, and disabled. It is worthy of recognition that not all prime real estate areas are held by the prosperous and influential.
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