Summer as it should be with warmer temperatures and never-ending sunshine is very late this season. Luckily, unlike some other parts of the country, we haven’t had too much rain and have been able to continue our excursions to the neighbourhood.
This is the Katariina valley nature reserve less than 5km from downtown Turku. There is a rock and a hill there to climb for restful views to the meadows by the strait.
And lovely pathways through a mixed forest of mostly oak and linden trees taking you across a bed of wild flowers – such as lilies of the valley – to the seaside reeds and meadows.
We will certainly return to walk in the shadows of the rich foliage on a hot summer day.