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Monday, 30 December 2013Finland

#3276 11:32
Because of many circumstances that I couldn't influence I got 4 years behind in the logging of Geocaches. In the meantime the logging has split into 3 parallel branches, so that I could keep up with more recent geocaches, while the oldest streak of unlogged caches got older every day (about half of the geocaches found are already archived, but fortunately I got photos of every cache, so if there is ever any doubt, I can send photoproof).
This batch of unlogged Geocaches is actually my first stay in Finland where I got as a student through Erasmus system for 4 months. During my stay in Finland I found exactly 550 caches (116 on a trip to Turku and the rest around Oulu). Since I bought a bike for easier travelling, I got everywhere in Oulu by bike or by walking, travelling 1572.219 km in total and reaching many interesting and hidden places.
I have assembled a photomap from my tracklogs (slightly censored) here:
Even though it has been already 4 years, this stay in Finland was the best part of my life so far. Finland is an amazing country with all the cold weather, ice, snow, darkness, revontulet, Metal music, sauna, birches, mushrooms, swamps, lakes, makkara and so on. I happen to feel there more at home than in Czech Republic, so eventually I began learning Finnish language and hopefully one day I will be able to move there and work there for a few years.
By the time I was leaving Oulu, I had found vast majority of all Geocaches in Oulu, including some of the most difficult D5 and T5 caches. It was great fun, staying there, meeting local geocachers at events or searching for caches together. Hope to see you one day again.


Day 129 of 139:
After a long time I went on a whole-day bike trip again. It was one of the last opportunities to find anything. The day was short, so there wasn't much time. The main goal was the cache Soturin tie // Tietäjän polku. As the roads were slippery (there was snow, then it melted, then it was freezing again), it was difficult to get anywhere.
So eventually I found just 6 cache and traveled 35.7 km.

This was a geocache that is impossible to forget.
I had some problems with solving, so I asked the owner and got some help. I am not really that good drinker :D
Then, as it was a few days after X-mas and the end of the year was nearby, which was ideal time to get drunk, I tried to find this cache.
It was the first geocache of this day. I didn't really know which access way would be the best, as it seemed that it is in the middle of nowhere. Well, it really was :D
I chose the shortest way, but it was definitely not the easiest. I crossed one river using a fallen tree. But then there was another one, extremely deep one, with no visible fallen trees.
In the end I had to try a desperate method and I used a fallen tree that was actually partially covered by water. So I was wading while walking on a tree :D I also had to cut down two pieces of some bush (some smaller trees) to use them as support while walking on the slippery wood.
So.. totally crazy.
And the geocache was also crazy. A bottle of vodka, in the middle of nowhere.
I definitely wouldn't want to wake up here after getting drunk.
So, thanks for an alcoholic mystery and a really nice adventure in the swamps.
Since the geocache is already archived, I will upload photos to the log.
And I will also upload screenshot of my tracklog showing which way I went.
Kiitos Kätköstä / Thanks for the cache

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infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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