Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Nuuksio National Park is only about one hour from Helsinki. We enjoyed sunny warm weather for the past week. I managed to do a couple trailrunning explorations in Nuuksio. I discovered epic sights I've never visited before.
Nuuksio is hardly a secret. There can be lots of people on some of the trails, both local and tourists. About half the time I went off-trail to experience the wilderness alone.
I found big boulders to climb over, conveniently followed by a nice beach. There are lots of lakes in Nuuksio, but beaches like this are rare. This was my first open water swim this year and it was great.
I enjoyed the quiet moment for a while, only to be disturbed by someone talking loudly and coming closer. A backpacker making business calls hiked swiftly by me with his trekking poles swinging. Soon he disappeared in wilderness again, still chatting away.
See you in Nuuksio!