Jouni Laaksonen 6.8.2019
This has been a cool summer here in the north. I understand there has been some really hot weather in Central Europe, like +40C? Huh! In Northern Finland it’s been more like +15C, which is fine for hiking.
I’m not a big fan of high temperatures, but a certain amount of hot weather, combined with a fine beach, does belong to summer! Although most of the summer has been cool, the last week of July was hot. With hot I mean temperatures of around +25C.
We spent all that week visiting the numerous natural beaches there are in our nearhood. Here’s some pics, mainly from our home lake, Lake Lentua. Summer is fun!
This is our favourite beach! (By the way, another picture of this beach can be found on page 27 of Hiking in Finland.)
To reach this one you need a canoe or a boat…
…and same here, too.
This one is a bit smaller beach, but quiet and nice.
This was a new acquintance for us.
This is another favourite of ours. To reach this beach you have to wade across a narrow strait, and then walk along a beautiful ridge for half a kilometer.