torstai 18. tammikuuta 2018
keskiviikko 17. tammikuuta 2018
keskiviikko 19. heinäkuuta 2017
tiistai 11. heinäkuuta 2017
Kalajoki Sandbanks, one of the most worth visiting places in the Nordic Finland
If you want to find a unique and an easy-to-reach-place for paying a short visit to on your several days´s vacation in Oulu it is for sure Kalajoki City and Kalajoki Sandbanks, a hundred and fifty kilometers from here on the south of Oulu Region.
You can take a bus from the City Center of Oulu. There are several possibilities a day to travel by bus to Kalajoki. The bus trip takes around two hours from the bus station of Oulu. If you have got a lot of money, there is also hotel accommodation for you, anyway, if you miss the bus back!
Kalajoki is a resort by the Bothnic GulfKalajoki is a resort by the Bothnic Gulf which has been a tourist attraction for decades, especially known for the summer dancing place where the young Finns have been traveling for both camping, recreation and dancing on Saturday nights which are very bright in the Ostrobothnian summer.
So you will start seeing the Finnish Ostrobothnian country side from the window of the bus which is as even as in Florida with some marshes here and there with no alligators at all, just plain fields of potatoes and oats and some rivers crossing by. (We spent two weeks in Florida for the reason that one of our son´s team was playing ice-hockey there. So we know something about it.)
You find the blue sky with white cloudsYou find the blue sky with white clouds. You see the scenery surrounded by the forest line with many farms and just ordinary houses, schools and shops. Kalajoki has a funny name, it is freely translated Fish River. There is that river, but most of all there is that long sandbank of Kalajoki by the sea shore near the City of Kalajoki. Ask the bus driver!
We have made some trips to Kalajoki Sandbanks with our friends. It really is worth visiting, I mean especially the funny sandbanks where you can enjoy and walk even one kilometer towards Sweden. It is for sure you cannot get drowned there since the water is so low. It is very warm for your toes, too.
It is very simple to enjoy the place which changes every minute, every day, every month and every summer in many ways as the water comes and goes and makes you to feel the life is like that.
You also feel like walking on a big whale because the sand bank is kind of rounded. You can even stay there for a picnic if you dare since there are some other visitors the too.
Walking on the sand is like walking on the back bone of a whale
By walking to the end of that particular path of sand in the water you can hear, you can see, you can feel and you can put memories in your heart from seeing the sand banks of Kalajoki sea shore. People are shy so they do not greet you or it is not the habit in Finland usually.
”Kalajoki is a well known tourist attraction place in Finland due to long sandy beaches (sea) and related activities. Sandbanks of Kalajoki are interesting and really fine to see and feel.” Wikipedia. ”Hiekkasärkät ovat noin kolmen ja puolen kilometrin mittainen laaja hiekkasärkkien ja -rantojen muodostama alue.
Hiekkasärkkien luonto kiinnostavaAlueelle on tyypillistä myös rantojen kohoamisilmiö, joka on Pohjanmaan rannikolla voimakkainta Suomessa. Hiekkasärkkien alueen luontoon, dyynien syntyyn, maan kohoamisilmiöön sekä perinteisiin perehdyttää nykyaikainen multimediatekniikkaa hyödyntävä meriluontokeskus ,joka kuuluu Metsähallituksen ylläpitämään luontokeskusten verkostoon.”
perjantai 30. kesäkuuta 2017
lauantai 24. kesäkuuta 2017
How to remove a nasty insect (a tick) from me!
My master has been staying in Lapland for Midsummer. That is why I got involved in this terrible situation. He is there with my human brothers fishing salmon. Luckily one of our boys was visiting his childhood home and helped me since I was completely unaware of the Ixodees ricinus nearby my mouth and saved me for the moment taking off the insect.
- any tick of the family Ixodidae
- castor bean tick
- Ixodes ricinus
- known to transmit borrelia
lauantai 17. kesäkuuta 2017
The picture is taken just after the midnight on June the 26th 2016 from our garden towards our neighbour cottage
Getting a lot of ideas for blogging
There was a young lady who wondered, what the time was here and why it is so bright when visiting our home at Kempele recently. She told me to write about it to my webpage of mrssantasite.com and tell it globally. So I got inspired by her. She also gave me a lot of ideas about blogging, too.
Young women swimming in the flower fields at Midsummer Night with a flower wreath on the head
I remembered the Midsummer Day 2016 when we did wreaths of flower, just to show young ladies that they should search for their future husband or boyfriend by having that beautiful wreath of flowers on the head and dancing naked in the field.
Well, it was one night too late and just a joke because all nice traditions have gone somewhere in the old graveyards maybe because of the social media meeting apps! Anyway the groom should appear soon to the field at Midnight if we lived in the history.
Preparing the wreaths of flower in our kitchen
Our kitchen was full of flowers and full of hopes! But we did three nice wreaths of flower for us. There was a little grandson involved it the playing and a tiny dog. My husband was fishing salmon in Lapland, so I also was a lonely lady.
I remembered all the photos and videos I took last summer at Midnight, that means it is a time for the Sun not going down at all and also the traditional Finnish Midnight, "Juhannus". I used Windows Phone model 1520 which is not supported any more.
THAT YOUNG LADY DID NOT TELL ME ABOUT THE TRADITION OF YOUNG GIRLS LOOKING FOR THEIR FUTURE BOYFRIEND BY SWIMMING IN THE FLOWER FIELD AT MIDNIGHT WHEN THE SUN DOESN´T GO DOWN AT ALL. SHE HAS NAMELY FOUND HER HUSBAND ALREADY AND HAS THREE CHILDREN SO IT IS NOT ACTUAL FOR HER ANY MORE!
She told me to write about our beautiful and light nights, since she lives in Helsinki where there are not so bright nights at all. Well not so bright that in Oulu area anyway! She found it so interesting!
Nallikari Camping is really worth visiting
I wanted to show her the sandy sea shore at Nallikari Camping in Oulu. The picture is taken around ten o`clock at night on the eleventh of June 2017 and the Sun tried to go down but I told her it doesn´t do so even if we commanded.
We put our coats to warm up because there is not so warm yet and the wind is nearly always blowing from Sweden which is just on the other side of the Bothnic Gulf.
That blue and yellow country with 700 years united history together with the state of Sweden-Finland. Sometimes you recall these kind of things to matter as I drove my car smoothly towards Kempele home with my lady friend.
On the motorway, happy and proud of the freedom the Finnish women have at summer night with the beautiful scenery and hundreds of birch trees with mice ears.
AT NALLIKARI CAMPING THERE WERE HAPPY PEOPLE WELCOMING THE FIRST SUMMER DAYS AND BRIGHT NIGHTS TO OULU AREA AFTER A COLD SPRING. NEARLY-LAPLAND!
Seeing the rainbow at midnight
Finally I found a rainbow in the sky above the forest at 23.57 on the 11th of June 2017. The photo was taken just before the midnight in Santamäki, Kempele, Finland. I used the iPhone 6s this time.
That vast field is recently ploughed and sought by our neighbour farmer for us to enjoy, farmers´s ancestors. The whole village is always eager to see that cornfield areas growing in the summer.
The ruffs and swans are resting on the fields when flowing towards Lapland.
The fields of Takalahti with all the animals and birds my husband is watching so eagerly night and day. He got a new camera from his friends and was nearly too happy about it! Like the squirrel he was shooting with the new equipment.