This day I managed to break again my record of distance in one day: 162 km! The first part of the route brought me from Vaala to the Alassalmi ferryboat and then to Manamansalo, in the real core of the Oulujärvi river. That is, I made a zigzag route first along the south part of the lake, and then through the lake itself towards the northern part, going towards Paltamo.
My plan is to reach Kuhmo by tomorrow, so I could have stopped much earlier, but the weather and the wind were so good that I decided to reach Sotkamo. I arrived quite late, but it was worth it: beautiful scenery, nice sun set, eating outside surprisingly without mosquitoes. Ah, ok, I promised I would have never talked about them again.
The temperature is also very warm, well above 20 degrees, and the sun starts to do its job on my body. Or at least on the part exposed to it, let's say I'm in a "white and red stripe" tint. It'll be interesting to see the expression of the other people the next time I'll get into a sauna 🙂
Day 20 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Vaala – Sotkamo
Trip distance: 162 km
Actual trip time: 9 h 30 m