I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
Clare and I walked on water today. It was frozen, but that’s besides the point. We walked all the way to an island in the middle of the lake and it was exhilarating because, even though we were told it could hold a car, we were also a bit unsure of how smart we were being.
But we’re here to tell the tale!
Today’s hike was a little slick and you had to be careful of your footing. No falls, though!
What I’m loving most about the Finnish countryside is that, for the most part, you live off of what is available. Granted, there is a small grocery store nearby for items like milk, cheese and bread, but our water comes from the well; the firewood is stockpiled in the summer from the surrounding woods; blueberries and strawberries are starting to grow everywhere and they’re yours for the picking in the summer. With that ease of access comes a different sort of serenity than I’m used to. We eat well, sleep well and enjoy our surroundings.
In other words, I highly recommend Finland!