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Old 29-10-2020, 01:05   #1
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hello from Finland

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Finnish family of 4, we are learning to sail in Finnish lake called Keitele. Keitele located in middle of Finland and can travel 130nm from north to south by beeline. I believe its second biggest lake route in Finland, Saimaa is bigger. Through Saimaa there is a passage to the ocean through canals.

Sailing experience is 2 seasons, 2019 and 2020. Some of you might know that our lakes freezes in winter. I own 1974 build Rock20 sailboat called Aventura, its 24ft and good boat to learn with family.

Dreams is to liveaboard in sailboat exploring mother earth, dream destination is Indian ocean and east cost of Australia. It is a long way to liveaboard, but man can dream. (hoping that wife will do)

Started a you tubers "career" to have some incomes someday, hopefully.

looking forward to find information in this forum that i need for destinations and lifestyle.

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Old 29-10-2020, 01:14   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mika.
My home, Thunder Bay, Ontario, boasts of having the largest Finnish population (± 14,510 people of Finnish descent) outside of Fennoscandia.
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Old 29-10-2020, 01:17   #3
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Old 29-10-2020, 03:52   #4
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we Fins are spreaded quite large areas after ww2 when it was very poor and earlier than that too.
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Old 29-10-2020, 05:07   #5
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Hello,
We have Suomi influence here in Minnesota too. One of my kids studied in Finland. The lake Keitele looks beautiful.
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Welcome!
And it certainly looks inviting, taking a dip in Lake Keitele via that ladder. And what happens on New Year's Day? Is it a case of making a hole in the ice and using pictured ladder to make the rather less inviting descent into water near freezing point? To celebrate the new year or to simply get over the Finlandia?
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I have heard that Minnesota is a lot like Finland, natural point of view. Where did you kid studied? Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä are common places to study, university city's.
Lake Keitele is very rugged for a Finnish lake, shores are rocky which gives plenty of opportunity to find natural harbor to anchor.

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thanks

swimming in Finland at New Years day is more or less making a hole on ice, maybe some parts of southern Finland sea is not frozen. depending of weather but it will be during winter too.
My swimming in could water would involve dry suit

Now days my new year celebration contains more family obligations that geting over the Finlandia if i understand your reference correctly

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I have heard that Minnesota is a lot like Finland, natural point of view. Where did you kid studied? Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Jyväskylä are common places to study, university city's.
Lake Keitele is very rugged for a Finnish lake, shores are rocky which gives plenty of opportunity to find natural harbor to anchor.
The kid studied in Turku. I am from a place with rocky shores so that all sounds very nice.
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The kid studied in Turku. I am from a place with rocky shores so that all sounds very nice.
Turku is a nice place for sailing as well. One off the best cruising grounds in Finland.
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