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


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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.

A set of photos taken from the island of Kopmanholmen and the Malin's parents' Summer cottage at Larsmo, 33km away from the their house in Bennas. It is an ideal place to rest and relax a bit from the everyday hectic and noisy life (especially in Malta) [MarZ]


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BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-51 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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On Malin's birthday, we went by a rowing boat to an island called noisy situated about 1km away from the Summer cottage at Larsmo. There is no need to hide it, I am hopeless in rowing and Malin rowed all the way to and fro (I'm a very gentleman indeed!)Well I paid back by offering this fine meal in a small restaurant on the island. It was really cosy to eat inside beside the large window becasue it was quite cold outside, even if it was mid August. Fortinately the day got a bit warmer in the afternoon.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-52 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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After the long meal it is time for a coffee. Coffee and drinks are buffet - included in the price of the meal and one can take as much as he wants as in many restaurants here in Finland.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-53 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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After the midday meal we went around the small island (smaller from Comino), starting from this little pier. A boat from Kokkola came and 'parked' here for an hour or so after bringing about 2 dozens of persons here jsut to go around the island and eat at the restaurant found here.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-54 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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A nice photo taken by the shore of the island. It wasn't easy to run it on the slippery rocks from the camera shooting point to the place near Malin in less than 10 seconds (Camera timer period)

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-55 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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On the island there is a wooden tower about 10metres high where one can climb and watch this view around. There are some typical Summer cottages at the other side of the shore.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-56 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Another photo from the tower on the island of smelters

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-57 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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A photo of the beautiful blue sky with streaks of clouds when the weather is fine.

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-58 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Black and White silhouette photo of the trees beside the water

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-59 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Some spiders found in the forests. I used to throw ants in their cobwebs but the spiders did not touch them. They only like to eat the fragile small mosquitos, maybe they are more tender and tasty from ants!

BENNAS (SUMMER 2004)-60 :
Summer vacation in Finland 2004 - Bennas, Turku, Larsmo, Jakobstad, Vasa, etc
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Another type of Spider found in the forests around the summer cottage




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Pics 21-30
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Pics 31-40
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Pics 51-60
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Pics 61-70
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Pics 71-80
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Pics 81-90
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