Saw these donkeys on the farmyard not far from our friends’ summer cottage. I have seen the horses, cows, reindeer and hens. As always, I was also now looking for the reindeer and said to my husband, no reindeer today but I think I saw two donkeys. Our friends confirmed there really also are donkeys.
On the way home we stopped just to take a couple of pictures. I found out from their site, Kissankulman Eläinpiha, the other donkey came to the farm three years ago and the other one two years ago. I think they are cute. There also are goats, pigs, geese, ducks and of course two dogs and cats. Maybe I should pay them a visit next time.
Yesterday we visited the mill in Verla together with friends. Verla, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996, is about 170 kilometer northeast from us. Oh my, the weather Gods had programmed rain and wind with gusts for the entire day. Despite the rain we had a great day. The site is beautiful and the 1 h guided tour was so interesting. To my surprise and disappointment photographing inside the mill was not allowed.
The guide told us working there was so hard. Very long working hours, very heavy materials, extremely cold in parts of the mill and extremely hot in other parts. Good I was not at work there !
The gray spots in some the pictures are raindrops on the lens. My friends said the owner’s residence reminds of the house in the Hitchcock movie.
My husband’s hobby is old motorbikes. He doesn’t own a Jawa of his own but many of his friends do. This year’s Jawasakki Rally was held in Siikaranta Hotel Nuuksio which is only about a 25 minute drive away from us. As neither of us have never been there and the weather was fairly good we decided to go there. My husband met many acquaintances some which I too have learnt to know.
Over 200 Jawa bikes, from many countries, attended the event. Our friend S. who also took part in the 3 day event said he had been talking to a guy who drove all the way from Scotland. I don’t know much about motorcycles. To me some of them looked like they had never hit the road. So clean and shiny. Others like they had made it twice around the world. Dirty, rusty.
Yesterday we visited The Raseborg Castle Ruins. Something we had planned to do I don’t know for how many years. It’s about some 85-87 kilometers from us. It was a nice sunny day. The brochure I took says: “The castle dates back to 1378 and is located on a high cliff because the castle was more or less surrounded by water. In front of the castle is today a meadow, suitable for the annual midsummer party and other summer events.” It was interesting. I regret I didn’t climb the stairs all the way up to have a look at the view. Next time I will. Suddenly there were some very dark clouds in the sky so we hurried to the cafeteria. We made it there just in time before the first drops. Then there was the downpour ! We had forgot the umbrellas in the camper. Luckily it rained only for about 15 minutes so by the time we had finished our “lunch” the sun was shining again.