Here you can see the reason for the dogs to be leashed. It's breeding time for birds. Many of them make their nest on the ground level, so dogs could easily destroy the eggs, even if they stay near the master. This nest belongs to Anas Penelope I believe.
Rivers are free of ice. Lakes were still mostly frozen. Nature is about 3 weeks or so behind it's normal schedule.
I walked partly on the hiking trails, partly off. When the trail crosses Lemmenjoki, there's a boat attached to a wire, so you can cross the river by pulling the boat by the ropes.
Easy to see what the dogs are thinking.... " It's nice of you to put up this mattress for us. But we were just thinking where are you gonna sleep? "
First trip for the titanium stove I bought. Just 1,4kg of weight. Worked fine, easy to cook on, saves a lot of firewood compared to an open fire.
No need for a head torch for reading in the constant daylight of arctic summer. This time I had a book about Olavi Alakulppi, a Finnish II world war veteran, who had to leave from Finland after the war, finally moved to USA and served in US army to his retirement.
One morning this moose was having a breakfast on the other side of a small marsh.
Yes, it's snow. But it also served as a fridge behind my tipi, keeping the butter cold.