Wednesday, July 16, 2008


We are now in Turku, in Southern Finland - one of the oldest towns in Finland. We are staying with my cousin and his family - a really delightful family. We spent some time today, walking in a local forest reserve...

and then we walked along the river Aura, which is a beautiful river near the town with many restaurants, boats, restaurants in boats and maritime displays. Everyone rides bikes and many people were enjoying the beautiful summer day.

We also visited the market square and have spent the rest of the day eating, peas, strawberries and cherries.

Hares and squirrels run through the garden, but I haven't managed a photo of them yet.


  1. Does Turku mean "beautiful place"? I could eat those strawberries right off the computer screen - ymmmy. I hope that wasn't poor ol Rudolf you were eating couple of days ago. Thank you for showing us the sights of Finland. Gorgeous! Have fun Di

  2. Sue - I'm following your journey with great interest. Finland looks great and you look like you're having fantastic weather too.


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