There's no doubt that winter is my favourite season nowadays, but all other seasons are great too. We have had warm and sunny spring here in SW Finland, and I really wanted to do an overnighter before the mosquito season starts. Interestingly, the weather started to change to much cooler in the end of April. I decided to go to my local paradise, the Wilderness of Marttila, on May 1st and 2nd.
Stellar weather as I started riding from home late evening.
The usual route goes through beautiful countryside.
As planned, I made it in time for the sunset as I reached the Juomakivenrahka mire (roughly translates 'Drinkstonemoss').
It was a great sunset and moment there. As I took photos, I heard the sound of wings above me. Two cranes landed on the mire!
I continued to the Lotikko shelter, the same one where I was with Peter and JJ the last time.
At the shelter I set up my sleeping system...
...and drank a tea.
The trail continues from the shelter to Palainen. First hike-a-bike section:
After that, an easy ride on the trail to the forest road:
Temperature was around +4°C. Some clouds gave little sleet showers.
As I got closer to home, the clouds were very ominous.
At home, I was welcomed with a severe snow shower. A perfect end!