Finland May 2018. Day 4

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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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