Due to time constraints, I had to skip a trip to Kymijoki with few other packrafters, but drove to flooding Keravanjoki instead, on Saturday morning, accompanied by two friends in a canoe. Their plan was to paddle a longer strech of Keravanjoki through the day, but as I had only few hours to spare, I joined them for the first part, which runs through an area also referred to as “canyon” in some route descriptions.
What a great weekend outdoors! I was taking it easy last week after catching a tiny cold (perhaps something to do with last weekend’s paddle in the rain, and was eager to get out on the weekend, catching up on all the missed opportunities. Luckily the weather was simply great, with the Friday night storm and all.
Right after the trip to Väliväylä in June, a plan was set for an autumn trip, and after some consideration between bug and weather prospects, early September started to look like a good timing for the trip. Originally plans pointed towards Saarijärvi (Saarijärven koskireitti), but getting closer to date we decided to cut a bit of driving and headed towards Pomarkku. The plan was to paddle down the Karvianjoki from Harjakoski, connect to Oravajoki or Hanhijoki through Inhottujärvi and continue on Noormarkunjoki as far as we could get by Sunday noon.