14-Jul-2002 -- First we did not intend to visit this confluence GPS again, but
later in the afternoon the visibility in the gulf of Finland became so
exceptionally good, that is was too inviting.
It is extremely rare that from this location both the Northern and southern
shore of the Guld of Finland can be seen.
Helsinki is a town which hides itself from the
sea. Not much can be seen, but the Estonian coast was well visible. We could
clearly make out the port of Muuga, the former Novotallinsky, East of Tallinn.
Then we could see the Estonian Prangli Island, densely
wooded, and the tiny island of Keri, rocky and low, with
its prominent lighthouse on a stone base.
Finland, whose national name is Suomi, is the farthest North state in Europe (ed: This is wrong, Norway is well north of Finland)
having about one-third of its land North of the Arctic Circle.
It is the most wooded country in Europe.