#3289 04:36 (STF)
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: http://geobagr.xf.cz/oulu/oulumap.html
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 133 of 139:
On this day I had no plans, and as it was dark most of the day, my day/night cycle got completely switched and at 2 AM I was still programming and solving some mystery caches.
And then suddenly a new geocache got published - GC4W19Q - Oulun Linja-autoasema. So I wenrt there, met Kapeka and togetjher we went for a few other new geocaches that got published recently.
coSTF with Kapeka
After FTF on the bus station I joined Kapeka in a hunt for this new night cache.
To get to the initial point we chose the worst possible way and had to jump over water several times (when there was actually a nice path around). Since instructions were only in Finnish and the Google Translation that I read earlier today was completely useless, I was really lucky that I was with Kapeka.
But after translating it the task was quite easy.... only a bit wet.. very wet. My mobile phone had serious problems with water randomly triggering the touch display and doing random shit with my navigation. But somehow we managed to get through, find all the numbers and then wade our way to the final destination.
The final cache was very original and nice :) Though the outer part was maybe too "deep", so then it was attached properly to the inner part, it didn't hold in the place very well.
But this cache definitely deserves a favourite point when I log it using a FI log (which will happen in a very long time, since I am way behind on logging.. by about 700 caches).
It was actually the first night cache I found in Finland :)
I can see that the geocache now got an English listing as well :)
Kiitos Kätköstä / Thanks for the cache