Sunday, August 30, 2009
The northern part of Finland is very sparsely populated if you do not count the reindeer; vast areas of scraggly wooded, sandy soil does not lend itself to anything but herding reindeer. The birch tree, which normally loves poor soil, has a hard time growing here. We took the highway going south because there is really nothing to see but small fishing camps and lakes galore. If you love to fish, this might be the place for you. This is not exiting motorcycle country. Well, almost not exiting. The roads are straight and go on for miles and the highway we were on consisted of ‘whoop di doo’ hills. Given the right speed you can skip along the road. There is a speed limit of 100 KM per hour but I have not seen one policeman. So, if you are into speed on a straight away, this might be your place. Watch out for reindeer, though.