Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sweet seascape

Many had given up hope. In August it finally arrived. For more than a fortnight, until two days ago, we were able to enjoy summer as it should be, warm and sunny. We took the most of it continuing our explorations of this great region concentrating on the archipelago, which is – at least to us northerners – the most beautiful in the world.


On Saturday, we drove with our picnic lunch no further than to the Ruissalo island for a change. Unlike on our earlier visits, the cliffs of the Kuuva cape were far from quiet. We soon realised why it was such a popular idea to go sunbathing on the cliffs that particular day. There was a regatta going on on the Airisto waters south of the tip of the cape.




We hadn’t expected that. For the past few weeks, we’ve been so busy making excursions we haven’t taken care to keep track of the local event calendar at all but this town keeps treating us with pleasant surprises.




We do not know anything about the different types of sailing boats or the procedure of boat racing. Nevertheless, despite the rather light breeze, it was fascinating to spend the sunny afternoon watching the groups of boats gliding to and fro against the glittering seascape.




I later learned there were a total of one hundred participants in seven classes in this regatta. Admiring an event like this at close range makes you wish you weren’t such a landlubber.





8 comments:

  1. Kiitos kauniista kuvista aurinkoisella merellä!

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    1. Kyllä maakrapukin mielii merelle tai ainakin syvemmälle saaristoon, kun tämmöisiä katselee.

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  2. Beautiful seascapes! The water sparkles so prettily! xx

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    1. Last weekend was so lovely and warm although not warm enough for a dip, not even for hubby.

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  3. I'm glad you have found some summer weather and like us are still finding surprises in your new surroundings. The colour of the sails and the sparkling water looks fantastic! Sarah x

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    1. We are so happy we decided to move to Turku and I am sure you are happy about your decision, too.

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  4. Your photos of the gorgeous colourful boats against the deep blue are wonderful. I love to see vibrant colours on the sea. Have a great weekend x

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    1. You too, thanks. It has turned towards autumn but luckily not too drastically yet.

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