Traditional Sailing Ships Day

Last week we visited Helsinki Market Square twice. On Thursday 11th at the Herring Market which ended on Saturday. Yesterday at the Traditional Sailing Ship Day. We went there early because I thought the ships would arrive into the harbor in the morning and I would be able to shoot nice photos. But, by the time we arrived, at about 9:00 am, all already were there. I suggested we go back there in the evening when they they leave but, my husband didn’t like the idea at all. So we didn’t. October so far has been warm and nice. Yesterday it was, for mid. October, an unusually warm, + 17 degrees Celsius, sunny day.

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@ The Helsinki Herring Market

The Helsinki Herring Market is an week long yearly event held in the beginning of October. We don’t visit it every year. But, as it was such a beautiful sunny warm fall day yesterday we decided to go. We arrived about 1:00 pm. There was a fog approaching quickly. It was impossible to see the nearby islands. As walking from the parking to the market place we saw more and more of the islands disappear into the fog. In 30 minutes it was almost impossible to see the ferries in the south harbour. Something I don’t see happen, very often, in the middle of a sunny day. I forgot all about the herring market. I only concentrated on the fog.

@ the Maritime Museums

Here are some more photos from our tour to Turku/Åbo last Friday. There was a lot to see both at the Maritime museum and the ship S/S Bore. Bore nowadays is both a hostel and museum. The climb all the many, steep, narrow steps up to the museum part was pretty exhausting. But worth it. The view from the command bridge over Aura river is nice. When editing the photos at home I saw I unfortunately had cut the jib boom and the main mast when photographing the ship model of Herzogin Cecilie. A ship my father in law sailed in the end of the 20’s beginning of the 30’s.

@ Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

On Friday 28th it was my husband’s birthday. For the fifth year in a row we have celebrated it by going to different places of his choice. This year he wanted to visit the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre in Åbo. It mostly was gray skies all day and a bit chilly. Good it didn’t rain. Not until late in the evening. Such a nice day. More photos tomorrow 🙂 

Flowers

Dahlias, begonia and pelargonium IMG_7087CDahlias, begonia and pelargonium IMG_7089CDahlias and begonia IMG_7079CTonight it was cold. Only + 3 degrees Celsius at 7 am. First thing in the morning I looked out the window to check how my three dahlias, two begonias and pelargonium/geranium are doing. They look fine. No frost on them. We have to, today, move them indoors, into the garage, for the winter. Little by little little we water them less and they will soon fade. All of them have been with us for years already. The white/red dahlia from 2006. The photos are from Wednesday last week. You may wonder what my husband is doing. Well, he is picking apples from the ground, sitting 😀