Climbing Puijo hill

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climbing towards the tower
This morning we woke up, to a not so grey sky with a sun trying to get through the clouds. And when we where walking to our breakfast, this was in the trainstation it actually came through :D It looked like it was going to be a great day! After breakfast we packed our bags and brought them to the reception, where we could store them. And then we started our walk to Puijo hill, on this hill is the Puijo tower the attraction from Kuopio and the ski jumping hills. We first wanted to stay at the hostel that is there too, but there are no busses up the hill and it is quite steep and too far for us too walk with our backpacks :)
The path up the hill leads through the forest and was at some points quite steep wich normally isn't a problem, but Inge is a bit afraid of heights so she walked up the hill as fast as possible, just to be done.
cloudy forest
I just follewed a bit slower and looked around a little. On the top there was a very nice view of the lakes, and even Inge dared to look :) We could also see the side and back of the ski jumping hills and there were ski jumpers coming up the hill with the chairlift. But before we where going to watch the skijumpers I went to the top of the Puijo tower, the view from here was very good and I was very glad that the weather was fine now so I could see the view!
When I came back down we walked a bit down the hill on the side so we where standing between two of the ski jumping hills and from here we could see them jump what was very cool to see. Inge said a few times when we where walking up that she never should have done this, but now she was very glad she did :)
After a nice talk too an american couple we walked back to the center where we looked around a little and then it was time to catch our train for the longest trainride we where going to make this trip to Lahti (this is 3 hours).
Now we are in our hostel in Lahti, and from our room we can see the ski jumping hills from Lahti :) We are going to visit them tomorrow and after that take the train back to Helsinki. It is almost time to go home ....
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climbing towards the tower
climbing towards the tower
cloudy forest
cloudy forest
view near the ski jumping hill
view near the ski jumping hill
Ski jumping towers and ski jumper …
Ski jumping towers and ski jumper…
ski jumping hill
ski jumping hill
view near the ski jumping hill
view near the ski jumping hill
me on the tower
me on the tower
view from the tower
view from the tower
Ski jumping hills from the tower, …
Ski jumping hills from the tower,…
view from the tower: thats the hil…
view from the tower: thats the hi…
ski jumping hills from the tower
ski jumping hills from the tower
view of Kuopio from the tower
view of Kuopio from the tower
the tower
the tower
coaches watching the skijumpers
coaches watching the skijumpers
ski jumpers
ski jumpers
ski jumper
ski jumper
Me and Inge
Me and Inge
Ski jumping hills and the tower
Ski jumping hills and the tower
walking down hill
walking down hill
walking down hill
walking down hill
Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
inside the Kauppa halli
inside the Kauppa halli
inside the Kauppa halli
inside the Kauppa halli
inside the Kauppa halli
inside the Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
Kauppa halli
Kuopio
photo by: inkie1010