13.12.10 – Helsinki is surrounded by 300 islands known as the archipelago. Some of the most popular islands can be reached by ferry service during the summer months. One of the closest islands, Uunisaari, is so close to the shore that a pontoon bridge is set up during the cold winter months. The island is just a short walk from my apartment, so I headed out late in the afternoon, just before sunset. Although the island is popular in the summer months, now that it was covered in snow, only a few lightly travelled trails lead to the edge of the island. Overlooking the ocean, as strong off shore winds streaked the ocean with lines and capped the waves white, I enjoyed a brief sense of solitude before the bitter cold forced me back home.
- Snow-bearing cold front blasts southwest B.C. (cbc.ca)
- Hang ten in Haida Gwaii (theglobeandmail.com)
- Anacapa Island expected to reopen this weekend (latimesblogs.latimes.com)