The weekend began by picking up Robert and heading west under the looming clouds to Kasnäs. The drive was a short 2.5hour journey which took us across one fairy to another large island. We finally arrived in Kasnäs after a quick stop for food in a nearby town. The weather was pretty atrocious and really windy so we met Hefe and went for a quick beer and watched a small section of the Finland-Russia hockey game. Hefe is the one we were helping on his island and a professor at our school.
After feeling a bit goofy after one beer we loaded the boat full of supplies and took off. It was a short 4km ride but it was so windy we had to sit on one side of the boat to balance it as the waves crashed into the side.
The next morning we woke quite early to a pretty frigged shed and hard rain outside. We ate some breakfast quickly and Hefe headed to town to get some concrete. Robert and I Dreaded going outside in the cold drizzle... After all in the middle of the night I saw it was snowing. Once we got going though it didn't seem like such a problem as I even managed to enjoy a cold break in the rain and watch the sea.
Once we finished up these doors we were supposed to fix we started drilling holes in this rock for the windmill we were helping to install. The rain was relentless and we started to get colder and colder but we managed to make a cement form near the shed anyway.
The next morning Hefe was in a rush to get a trial run of the heavy pole up for the windmill so we decided to give it a go. We ended up building this big A frame contraption and an elaborate pulley system.
http://www.sportsencounter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Finland-03.jpgWith such a happy mood filling Monday it was time for me to start my kayak season as we have a few training sessions in the next days. Overall it was another fantastic weekend and quite an interesting one at that! Thanks for reading and look for my next update!