And so came december...

by Banana Pirates December. 13, 2017 3680 views

December, THE month that first felt like it would never arrive and now suddenly is upon us. It is the first month of winter, the month when our country Finland celebrated 100 years of independence 6.12, the month of christmas celebrations, the month when we experience the darkest day of the year, yet to come on the 21.12, when the sun is up for about 4 hours here in North Karelia...

It is in many ways a special month, but for us even more special this year as it is the month when our baby is due to be born (15.12) and we are going to be parents. Yes, the pirate family will soon have a third member.

This autumn we haven't been active with posting updates, so we thought it would be nice to share some shots from along the way.

September 6th. Signs of autumn at Kimito island that served as our home during the summer.

September 6th. Signs of autumn at Kimito island that served as our home during the summer.

September 24th. Hiking at Hossa National Park, located along Via Karelia. On our way from North Karelia to Lappland. Photo by Pirate J

September 24th. Hiking at Hossa National Park, located along Via Karelia. On our way from North Karelia to Lappland. Photo by Pirate J

September 25th. Hiking at Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Pyhätunturi, Pelkosenniemi.

September 25th. Hiking at Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Pyhätunturi, Pelkosenniemi.

September 26th. Hiking at Pyhätunturi, Pelkosenniemi

September 26th. Hiking at Pyhätunturi, Pelkosenniemi

October 22nd. Cranberry swamp in Tohmajärvi, North Karelia

October 22nd. Cranberry swamp in Tohmajärvi, North Karelia

September 22nd. Cranberries ready for picking.

September 22nd. Cranberries ready for picking.

November 23rd. View from Paha-Koli. Koli National Park, North Karelia

November 23rd. View from Paha-Koli. Koli National Park, North Karelia

November 23rd. View from Akka-Koli at Koli National Park, North Karelia. Photo by Pirate J.

November 23rd. View from Akka-Koli at Koli National Park, North Karelia. Photo by Pirate J.

November 26th. A walk in the forest on a clowdy day. Vaivio, North Karelia

November 26th. A walk in the forest on a clowdy day. Vaivio, North Karelia

December 12th. Kalliojärven kierros, Pyhäselkä, North Karelia.

December 12th. Kalliojärven kierros, Pyhäselkä, North Karelia.

Today, december 13th. When posting this we are two days until the baby is due, so I guess by the next update there will be three of us!

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Jane Arrietty 3 years, 3 months ago

I love so much these pictures! Oh, Pyhätunturi, Hossa and Koli heart 
I was biking with my dad in Hossa last summer for a week and that was amazing. 
Beautiful pictures!

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Banana Pirates Replied to Jane Arrietty 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you Jane for commenting! Glad to hear you have visited these places, and yes they are truly amazing!

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Pete Fitzgetald 3 years, 9 months ago

fantastic photos, Health and Happiness to you, your bride and the baby

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Heike 3 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful pictures ! Best for you and your baby !!!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
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