Day 53: Ravines, Lakes, Castle and Ridge

53. Wednesday:

Imatra Hydro Electric, Savonlinna and Punkaharju Ridge…

Up and out the door at 0715 hours – clucking bells, you howl!  J to run and K to Nork!  Technical speak for Nordic Walking.  Back for brekkie – flushed with righteous something, we (K) planned the day. First Frank-ly, we went to see Sinatra, actually Imatra – home to a massive hydro electric scheme (opened in 1929) and an impressive gorge – well  worth the stop.

Small dam

Small dam

Large Dam!!!

Large Dam!!!

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Now, we are in Finland’s Lakeland and National Parks – stunning lakes on every side – youze Irish – think Inishfree, Lough Arrow, etc.  We stopped at Savonleena to walk around the impressive fort built by the Swedish in the Middle Ages.  Shame not here in July as this is the Opera Festival.

Savonlinna Castle

Savonlinna Castle

There is an Ice Age ridge that we thought about walking/cycling but it’s a busy main road, so we won’t .. driven it so now seen it!

Parked for the night in a woodland area near the local Art Gallery – blogging !!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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