After spending a month at Tenerife, the island of eternal spring, you can imagine I felt a bit anxious going back home where the sun barely appears over the horizon this time of the year. While I was enjoying the Canarian sun and blue skies, pirate J witnessed the day becoming shorter and shorter, having daylight only five to six hours a day. And that's quite a lot considering that in Utsjoki in Lappland, the sun will appear over the horizon the next time on January 17th, since the 25th of November, imagine that! At least we passed midwinter a week ago so we'll have one more minute of daylight each day that goes by, yeijj!
Anyway, after a month under the Canarian sun, seven hours on the airplane, eight hours on the bus and a quick visit to my winter wardrobe I found myself on the top of Koli fells together with Pirate J. In less than 24 hours my view changed from volcanic hillsides and ocean beaches to this, and I soon forgot why I felt anxious about coming back.
December 14th 2016 at noon, three hours after sunrise, two to go before sunset.
Koli National Park, North Karelia, Finland