The day started very early, as the rest of the crew on the boat wanted to leave at 6 a.m. in order to cover a reasonable distance. Which basically meant that I had to start cycling at the same time as they dropped me off the boat 🙂
The day looked promising with a beautiful sunrise. The small village of Fagervik, not so far from the harbour of Barösund, is a typical ironworks village of the area dating back to the 17th century, and nowadays a beautiful open museum. It was quite silent over there, I guess because I was there at half six in the morning.
Soon after leaving Fagervik the first thunders started to roar: it meant rain straight away. Lots of rain. I waited half an hour before leaving again, but then decided I couldn’t wait any longer, and just found my wet way to Karis. Once there however the rain came down with such intensity that I went for a coffee, and then for a second, and then for a third. For a couple of hour it was really raining cats and dogs, maybe even a couple of bears.
Also Fiskars is a real open museum, nowadays full of workshops and exhibitions. Its home museum wasn't that impressive, though, as I was expecting more about the history of the place. In any case I had the chance to see probably the smallest working scissors in the world, just 1.2 cm, try to imagine, a picture of it wouldn’t give the idea.
I then planned to get to Pargas going through the island of Kimito and from there almost back to Turku. As the journey started to be long and I woke up very early in the morning, I had to stop somewhere in the middle. Both my maps had a camping mark in Eknäs, but no sign of it once I got there. Well, on the net I found at least a phone number related to the place, and guess what: the lady told me that the camping site stopped its activities already in 2003.
Day 46 – Tour de Finlande 2010: Barösund – Fagervik – Karis – Fiskars – Kimito – Sauvo
Trip distance: 133 km
Actual trip time: 7 h 40 m
Distance from day 1: 3721 km