Monthly Archives: September 2015

A short weekend in Helsinki

After my Archipelago Trail bike ride I had most of a Saturday and a Sunday morning to explore Helsinki before catching a flight back home. I arrived by bus from Nagu at the subterranean Helsinki bus station. I emerged into … Continue reading

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The Archipelago trail – a bike tour in Finland – 4 Nagu to Pargas

My last day with the bike, and I was going to ride to Pargas and return to Nagu by a slightly different route. I would not complete the Archipelago Trail but was assured I would not miss anything significant. The … Continue reading

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The Archipelago trail – a bike tour in Finland – 3 Hyppeis to Nagu

My overnight B&B was Hyppeis Vardhus, an attractive traditional house on the waters’ edge. I have been unable to ascertain if Hyppeis is a recognised island or not. You certainly have to go over a bridge to get there but … Continue reading

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The Archipelago trail – a bike tour in Finland – 2 Kulturanta to Hyppeis

Breakfast around 08.00 and on ┬ámy way before nine. A cuckoo was singing as I left. So far in 2015 I had heard several cuckoos, in 5 different countries; probably a personal best. My instructions told me I had about … Continue reading

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The Archipelago trail – a bike tour in Finland – 1 Turku to Kulturanta

This trip was a purely solo whim, timed for when my wife was on a girly trip elsewhere in late June 2015. I had always wondered what the midnight sun experience might be like and had a desire to visit … Continue reading

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