After time the city starts to grow too cramped and the spirit wants to wander in the woods.
A hike in the deep forest. Some blueberries straight from the bushes and then a dip into water that is fountain cold. Suddenly the worries of the world are swept apart.
Weekend was and went. Quickly, sleeping and swimming. And football! Congrats to Germany and all Germans for the well deserved win!
A mother and youngling, straying about, learning to live.
Have I ever talked about how much I love the sea. And how much I love the fact that Helsinki is on the shore of the sea. Thus sea is always at hand. Alongside that, as the city has a lot of beaches, nature reserves etc. there is always a shore close-by that you may visit. Along those shores you never know what or who you will see.
This second photo was taken on the shore of one of those nature reserves. A Oyster catcher sat on a rock and the light was beautiful. A great moment. Oyster catchers are some of my favorite birds, as they are somehow comically beautiful.
A beautiful Osprey (Sea Hawk) flying over a small bay, looking for fish. The warm and gentle wind caressing your face.
Those beautiful summer nights, with so much light and energy. Summer is finally here!
One of the more beautiful, yet very shy small bird species. A male and female, photographed about 100m apart, both alone.
The male was less cautious so I could get a little bit closer than the next photo.
As you can see, not a very large bird, sitting on a straw like that. For enhanced difficulty between me and the bird a lot of marshland that coul potentially have vipers in it. Not something I wanted to step upon in normal walking shoes.
As promised here is the second and final part of the Restaurantday photos.
Raw food. Chocolate balls ;)
The friendly restaurant manager.
Lot of people around in the Kallio district of Helsinki.
Finnish specialty, Karelian pastry or karjalanpiirakka. With eggbutter. Tasty!
Sushi to go?
Esplanade park in central Helsinki, packed with people enjoying the food festival.
Eagerly waiting for the next restaurantday. :) One of these times I will be doing my own restaurant. But still the craving to be about and see what others are up-to has been too strong to resist.