Pictures paint a Thousand words. Day 2 after a comfortable night in my tentipi and a hearty breakfast we set off to paddle a few kilometres to a local view point up the steps of doom. Senior Minion First Class paddling in the bow. Watching a Northern Diver. Whilst the local cuckoos decided to follow our journeys. First short portage to our coffee stop. Not a bad location to enjoy a fresh brew. Lots of wild flowers were out in bloom. This little white job competed for attention with the Finnish National Flower The Lily of the Valley. Some climbs are worth the effort this view helps get some sense of scale although the view is still only of one small portion of the lake and the Finnish Forest. Lots of Birch, Pine, Rowan with some Willows and Alders. Beautiful carpets of lichens and mosses blanket the Forest floor. No sign of moose or bears this trip. although we have seen evidence of both in the area on previous trips Lunch stop. A chance to chill out and listen to the vast number of song birds competeing for attention. Before we returned to our canoes and a leisurely paddle back to camp.