We left our sleeping place quite early because there was no breakfast. After 10km of riding there was first ferry but they are also building a bridge to this place (Vekaransalmi). About 1 hour later we were in Savonlinna ABC eating breakfast. The view was quite ok…
We were visiting Savonlinna just 3 months ago but it was winter then. Now we wanted to see the beautiful Olavinlinna -castle again!
Then we head north. First place to stop was Enonkoski with beautiful old bridge.
But just beside this bridge there something totally different! A week before there was European championships of sand sculptures. Here are few examples:
I don’t know who was the winner but I like the last one (Russia) the most!
In Cream ana… canal we saw quite big Russian boat. They didn’t know how to use this automatic block (?!) so they called to the “service” and waited until someone came to use the canal gates for them…
Just when they were about to leave the canal I saw the boat-cat. She (or he?) was so cute and beautiful!
We saw quite many different canals this day and in One of them (Karvion Kanava) I made a video about the gate opening:
We also visited two monasteries: Lintula and Valamo. Fist one is called “Lintula Holy Trinity Convent” and it founded in 1895. The second is maybe the most famous monastery in Finland and it was originally founded to an island in Lake Ladoga (Russia) back in 1717. It was moved to present location in 1940.
Old church in New Valamo
We checked also a bunker museum near Joensuu. Here you could run around the trench and imagine how it was 78 years ago…
We stayed in hotel Aada and after the dinner we went for a walk in beautiful city of Joensuu.
This day looked like this in video (by my wife):
The route for the day 3 was like this: