Weather forecast looked all sunny, so I took my daughter for an overnight hike in Torronsuo, near Somero, over the weekend. Torronsuo is a national park, and one of the largest bogs in southern Finland - perhaps the most scenic among them.
Looking for a destination for a trip with the family into someplace warm and sunny, we ran across an island I never had paid attention to earlier - Menorca. Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands (including also Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera), and among the four perhaps the most pristine and peaceful (with majority of visitors coming from Spain). We booked the trip only couple of weeks prior to departure, and ended up on the western side of the island, near the city of Ciutadella.
I had never visited the northeast part of Nuuksio national park before, but an invitation from Janne for a 2-day lake-hopping tour in the area came to the rescue. To top the experience, Xavier and Anita agreed to join us for the second day, with a packraft. Janne has covered this trip also in his new blog.
We started the trip on Friday evening after work by taking a bus with Janne to Saarijärvi. Once set up, we paddled across the lake, towards Sarkkinen, which we could reach with a short hike through the forest. Crossing this lake, we reached a narrow neck of land, about 10 meters wide, separating Sarkkinen from Suolikas.