Homeward Bound – Thank Goodness!
Finland can be really beautiful

Homeward Bound – Thank Goodness!

A 5.30 start was again scheduled – we didn’t go. Good move – bacon was back on the breakfast menu this morning and was still quite hot early on. Temperatures…

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Can this get any worse? Yes – it can!
Another empty nest box - we saw an awful lot of these!

Can this get any worse? Yes – it can!

I was still hoping that things might get better as we went further north and into the Kuusamo national park area - a small town close to the Russian border…

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Owless Oulu
Help - I am on the wrong holiday!

Owless Oulu

Owless in Oulu Our Finnish guide said very little. I think the word count got up to about 40 in 5 days? The three main words in his limited English…

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HELP! I am on the wrong holiday!
Oulu - Pack the thermals!

HELP! I am on the wrong holiday!

I could have chosen to stay at home, munched a few Easter eggs, dug the garden or just chilled out - but I thought it would be fun to be…

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Arrival in Oulu
Northern Hawk Owl

Arrival in Oulu

We stayed overnight near Heathrow airport to make the 5am start on Saturday morning slightly less painful. We boarded a flight from Heathrow to Helsinki (2 ½ hours) and then…

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Easter on the Arctic Circle
Owl

Easter on the Arctic Circle

As the lengthening days of Spring signal the approach of Summer to the Arctic tundra, we are heading far north for a long week-end to Finland in search of owls,…

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