Mindfulness moment

Savojärvi lake

I was cooped up inside all day – trying to innovate, thinking how to develop, market and co-operate with other people. For 9 hours. Driving home, I got this crazy idea. This is one of the routes I use often. I enjoy watching beautiful scenery from car window and feel relaxed just by looking at it while driving by. But not today.

Kurjenrahka
Today I parked my car at Kurjenrahka national park and went for a walk. It was 7 degrees Celsius/44.6 Fahrenheit and I had summer clothes on me. I wasn’t prepared for this.

walkway Duckboard
Some pathways are easy to walk and there are clear signs where to go – you can’t get lost.

shoe path
Some pathways are less easy to walk, especially with summer shoes in October. I strongly recommend using a good footwear when going to nature. For me, it was easier to take shoes and stockings off and walk barefoot.

stocking
Before realizing how much easier it was to be barefoot, I went off-track to take some photos and immediately broke my stockings (that’s 6,95€ lost).

swamp
But I think it was worth it – and much more. Just look at this scenery! Swamp. Marsh. Bog.

Lake
There is also a lake, but we got lakes everywhere. It’s nothing special. Swamp, that’s where my soul rests.

Sunny swamp
What did I do:
walk about 1,6 km/1 mile
spent 45 minutes in nature
End up with:
20 photos
1 pair of broken stockings
1 pair of lungs filled with fresh air
1 brain relaxed and invigorated

 

Experienced and written by Karoliina.

PS. You can enjoy Finnish nature at any time of the year, contact us and we can arrange a tour for you.

 

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