Hello from Finland

by Naomi on August 4, 2009

in Bulletin Board

…and hope everyone in South Africa and the rest of the world is very well 🙂

We’re having a ball in this beautiful country – lakes and forests everywhere we turn. A particular highlight was seeing the archipelago of endless islands off the coastline as we flew in to Helsinki. Spectacular!! We’re holidaying here for two weeks, so special THANK YOU to our wonderful friends, Juoko & Tuija, and their friends in turn, for their fabulous hospitality.

We were privileged to watch the World Rally Championship this past weekend, from VIP venues around the track, witnessing the celebrations of Mikko Hirvonen‘s win! Here’s a photo of him, taken by Dave:

Mikko Hirvonen in action - last stage of Rally Finland

Mikko Hirvonen in action - last stage of Rally Finland

At the moment Dave is out riding with Juoko and another friend, putting in some practise for the national enduro this coming Saturday. Tonight a sauna, followed by a dip in a lake. The sun only sets around 11pm, for two or three hours – we’re loving it here!

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slamdunk August 7, 2009 at 11:29 am

That must be quite a contrast for you all: Finland as compared to South Africa. I have never been, but would enjoy taking a trip up that way someday. Safe travels.

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Naomi August 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Thank you for your kind wishes! We’re flying home tomorrow, so making the most the very long day here now. The sun only sets around 11pm 🙂

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