Today I met up with a friend - one I was very close friends with when I was a teenager. We hadn't met face to face for over 20 years, but when we saw each other again today, it felt like I was a 16-year-old and we hadn't had all those years between us, really. Anyway, this all means that we did a trip to Hailuoto today; an island in the Gulf Of Bothnia near my original home town in Finland.
Here we are leaving the mainland Oulunsalo behind.
There are two ferries serving the line, and this is the other one...
All the lighthouses of Finland?
Reijo, Päivi, Essi and Pale waiting to be allowed to climb up Hailuoto Lighthouse.
The last hurdle after 110 steps up...
Our guide explaining the history of the lighthouse.
A shot taken by the shore while waiting for the ferry back.
Old industry meats new.