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Finland May 2018.

Discussion in 'Forest Knights' started by Wayne, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Wayne

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    The last night we decided to camp close to the nearest town and paddle in to head to a Resturant for a meal and a beer. Puumla is an attractive little Finnish town with a few choices to eat and some lovely views on route. No sightings of moose just micro moose otherwise known as Hares. We spotted a few Cranes and Raven or 2.

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    The view from my tent on our last night.

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    The final nobody died shot back at the harbour.

    Sadly all too quickly this trip came to an end with a leisurely trip back to Helsinki with a couple of stops for coffee and lunch with a bit of souvenir shopping thrown in.

    Once again all the Finns we met were really rather welcoming and forgiving of my lack of Finnish.

    Our September 2018 trip is full. Maximum of 8 clients with 4 staff.

    The dates for 2019 our on our website. The current price for 2018 is £625 per person. If BCUK members book before then end of September we will hold the price for 2019.
     

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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    That looks a great trip!
     
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    Looks absolutely stunning, I hope that the weather and conditions are the same next year, am looking really forward to my first canoeing expedition and first time abroad.
     
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    I’m sure you would enjoy a few days paddling watching the wildlife. Shame you’re a little bit broken. Are you still canoeing?
     
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    I have sold my boats and have not been in a canoe for over a year - nearer two!
    I am down for one knee replacement, then the surgeon wants to do the other ... followed by my two hips - but he says this may not sort me as my SI is stuffed too!
    Cheerful beggar!
    Using a walking stick has given me "Golfer's ("A Good Walk - Spoiled" M Twain) Elbow and makes my stuffed shoulder play up (next step for that joint is chopping bits off both ends of the joint to give the strings more working room)
    However, my Cunning Plan (I will reveal more at the Moot) is paying dividends and as long as I do not kneel or sit for too long I am out of constant pain and have found I can manage about 5 miles walking a day - on flat surfaces such as roads, no slopes or steps - without having to take even a Paracetamol! :)
    The Wilderness is something I will only ever see again in my old photos - but I have a couple of nice Bushcraft sites I can still get to and enjoy without any hassles :)
     
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    Ahh, I think I was about to blab about your cunning plan John, just as well I read the above, I will resist and not tell them about the military grade robot suit you've blagged for review and never sent back!!! goodjob

    Wayne, trip look amazing, I seriously have to get out there with the family and you!
     
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    Oh yes Tony - Mums the word :)
     
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    Tony. Sounds like a good plan. Going to get Matt and his family out there soon.
     
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    We now have dates for our winter snowshow expedition

    17th February - 24th.

    Going to be fantastic opportunity to practice winter skills and journey through the Finnish wilderness.

    As usual Forestknights offer exceptional value at £650pp.

    Full members of BCUK will receive a £50.00 discount.
     
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    Why haven't I got permission to view the pics up close?
     
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    Closer than what? What does the post look like to you? Do you see the images interspersed with the text? How large are the images that you see?

    When I view Wayne's post, I see pictures interspersed with text. They are not huge pictures, but not thumbnails, about the size I would expect for JPEG images sized down to 40kb. They are attachments, rather than image links to a photo host. At the end of the post I see a box of Attached Files and a thumbnail. I can view the images by clicking on that, but they don't get any bigger than they appear in the main post.

    We have asked Admin, but it would be good to have some more details about what you see. :)
     
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    This is what I see.... if I try to expand the pics on my android, they are out of focus straight away
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    Ah, okay. When I use my iphone, if I am logged in, I see the pictures full size, no need to expand. If I am not logged in, they show as they do for you, small. Same as if I view the thread on my computer, but not logged in. Images are small then too.

    It might be interesting to see what they look like for you from a computer, whether they stay small. It does seem though that it is a permissions issue. :(

    Over to Admin, I am afraid.
     
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    Interesting as they show full size for me. I haven’t tried looking at thread logged out.
     
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    I’m logged in on my I phone and they only appear as small thumbnails the same as Sundowner :frown:
     
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    Umm, permissions seem fine, not sure what the problem is ...
     

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