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.
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.
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 !!!