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Finland May 2018. Day 4

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  1. Wayne

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    the Orginal plan was to paddle north and portage into a narrow channel to visit a Neolithic Rock painting approximately 7000 years old. However the forecast for Day 5 was for the winds to increase and move around to the west. We didn’t really fancy a 15km paddle with two long open water sections into a head wind.

    Bouncy is fun but this group wanted to enjoy the chance to unwind and spot the wildlife.
    So we altered our plans and after a hearty breakfast we broke camp and headed west.

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    Thankfully the clouds provided a bit of shade but soon passed.

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    After a rather long lunch stop where a local Grass Snake decided to join us we choose to take a bit of a detour. So because we could.
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    Sam is one of the Forest Knights staff. Nothing too much trouble and always ready to lend a hand.
    Especially when it came to finishing the food when we had over catered.
    Back to the gym this week. ;)


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    John and Karen enjoying a spot of fishing.

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    Kettle on for more coffee.

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    The water was filtered using an MSR filter. Although boiled water from the lake is fine. The MSR required a back flush every 15-20 litres and you had to be careful to get rid of the air bubbles or the flow rate slows.

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    Tonight’s camp site in the distance.

    Some of the group found the scale a challenge to navigate. Features tend to look very similar.

    Today we paddled around 18-20km.
     
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