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PHOTO GALLERY:
Summer Vacation in Finland (2004)
Bennas, Vasa, Larsmo, Jakobstad, and Kokkola


Page Description

This photogallery consists of many photos from the the small village of Bennas at the Western coast of Finland (about 100km from Vasa) and other photos from the nearby villages and towns like Jakobstad, Larsmo, Kokkola and Vasa. Photos were taken during my and my Finnish girlfriend vacation in end of June (1 week) and nearly 3 weeks in August 2004. I stayed with my girlfriend at her parents' house in Bennas (Pietersaari) which are all very kind and nice people. You will find some photos of the Hagglund family and many others from the peaceful green sites building around these villages or towns.

This particular page contains photos from the beautiful harbour of Jakobstad. The pictures is much different from 6 months ago (in Dec) where we walked and sledged over the frozen water and where stuffed in warm clothes.


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BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-11 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A beautiful picture of the harbour of Jakobstad. It is very large, and there are few small islands (50metres diameter) here an there scattered. It is a good site for swimming (if you do not mind that it is a bit brown and quite cold), fishing, jet skiing, jump diving, and other fun water sports.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-12 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A large sand castle found along the large sandy beach at one side of the harbour.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-13 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo of Malin and me lying on the beach. A very good photo considering the the camera was risky balanced on a tree branch in timer mode (takes photo after 10 seconds of pressing the shoot button) and the weather was cloudy sometimes.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-14 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo of most of the beach found at the harbour of Jakobstad. In Malta there are maybe nice beaches like this one (except the green background of trees) or even better, but what's really nice in Finland is that the beach is not overcrowded with people - it nearly deserted here. It is not yet the ideal time for swimming but still in August it would not be full of people either. Photo was taken from a high platform used to jump-diving in the water.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-15 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
An large, old and unused wooden boat for 'touristic' attraction.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-16 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
One of the few islands scattered along the sea water of this beach. This one is fairly large, about 150m in diameter.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-17 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A smaller island just above sea level and probably not more from 30 metres across. Good to take a rest or a sun bathe after a long swim.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-18 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Photo of Malin standing in front of a platform used to jump and dive into the water. Highest platform is 10m (if you dare!)

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-19 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
Photo taken from the edge of the highest diving platform. I was really afraid of walking on the platform (actually I did not walk but crawled) because it was very windy and was a bit concerned of falling !

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-20 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
Summer vacation in Bennas 2004  - - Click on image to view a larger photo. (about 100 - 300kb)
A photo of some kids having fun on an inflated dinghy. Quite overcrowded but they managed well to travel along the beach, even if it was difficult to manage with the strong wind




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