July 17, 2011
On the road, on the road… I have been at home for 4 days since end of May. What have I been doing? Photographing Finnish National Parks, bears, wolverines, reindeer herding, etc. End of June I spent 3 days in Kuusamo, in my new home town near the Russian border, 800 km north from Helsinki. My mission was to find an apartment to rent. There’s a nice 56 sq.meter apartment with a sauna & a balcony in the very center of Kuusamo that I found (and close to the lake). 5 days left for my move from the capital area to the north!
Last two weeks were so hectic but it is OK as I got a fantastic assignment to photograph pictures for the new Visitor’s Center at Pyhä-Luosto National Park in Finnish Lapland. I learned how to take 360 degree images with the new 8 mm lens I bought. Last few days work has taken me to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park in the western part of Lapland. Legs are tired at the moment after 18 km of walk over the fells and valleys. Yesterday was my third long day of hiking in the wilderness. Today, July 17th I am on my way home by overnight train (with the car).