At last. We're here. 1003km from home. Temperature outside is +10. Rain changes with sun and with rain again. We picked up cottage keys from the caretaker in the village nearby and drove to Nokiatie where our new home was located.
It will be fair to say that our first impressions were shock and disbelief. It's all because we are so used to civilisation. But after all it was the purpose of the first part of this trip - to try to survive in almost real wilderness.
There was no water in our cottage, there was no toilet either. There was a fireplace and we were grateful for that. We had sauna in a separate building and a toilet outside. Water was to be fetched from the lake.
Sauna was great. There was a proper ventilation and lake was 20 meters away. In the sauna there was a water tank with chimney going right through it, so that hot smoke from the burning wood was heating the water. Washing yourself in this sauna was quite an experience. I'd say it was almost like washing yourself in England, where you have got and cold water taps separately, except that here was no bath and instead of cold water tap here was the lake.