Flowers are more abundant now
Coffe machines are ubiquitous
Press a button
Fill your cup.
There seems to be a subtle difference between the coffee in Finland and Norway.
My sampling is weak...
I have only one cup of coffee a day.
Included in every place we have stayed.
Typically cereals, breads, cold cuts, cheeses, fruit, sliced cucumber, tomato and capsicum, lettuce, oil and vinegar. Scrambled eggs, bacon and potato cakes.
On the road.
Straight for long distances,
Then weaving gently around lakes,
Lots of bells at our coffee house,
Thousands, big and small.
Easy arrival into Helsinki.
Walk the city four hours.
Like walking after riding a horse.
We go out on the harbour ferry
Being tourists in this lovely city.
A wonderful place to take a two day break.
World Capital Design City 2012
Today was our 40th day riding since we left London on 29 May.
We have ridden 9,605km and visited 8 countries. England, France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark (2), Iceland, Norway, Finland.
Fireweed colonises wasteland and area where trees have been felled.
Mustard or canola?
More straight roads
The orthodox cathedral, the largest in Europe.
22carat gold leaf on the domes.
All dressed up and nowhere to go.
Globes to show us where we are going...
Plan A to Capetown
Plan B east through Pakistan, India, Nepal, east India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, home.
Dinner at Aino.
Some traditional fare.
Vendace fish - small mild flavoured sardine like fish.
Slow cooked rolled pork.