Christmas 2012

This Christmas, there was no shortage of snow! Or books, for that matter. The top three in the above picture I’ve already finished, the encyclopaedia of Wine (Viini) will probably take some more time to wade through though, as will the bottle of fine Caol Ila single malt. Happy New Year everyone, let’s hope 13… Continue reading Christmas 2012

Downtown canoeing, part 2

This weekend my wife and I took a kayaking course at the Varala Sports Institute here in Tampere (Varalan urheiluopisto). The highlight of the course was definitely paddling into the center of town for a cup of coffee on Saturday morning. We couldn’t have asked for better weather!

Venus Transit

This morning was the last chance for over a century to witness Venus transiting the Sun. I got up at 4:00 to make sure I got at least a few good shots. After cycling to a nearby golf course to get an unrestricted view of the Sun, which had just risen, I got a few… Continue reading Venus Transit

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