Saturday, April 20, 2019

El cheapo ski weekend


An el cheapo weekend activity: at Ylläs up North but since we're doing the 24 hour race, u don't need a hotel. 2 hours in, 22 to go. A lot of fun, old friends and, well, basically going fast & non-stop

Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. My skiing stories can be found from Blogspot and Teton Gravity Research, as well as of course Planetskier.Net!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Stuck in the parking lot


Didn't start. Leaving it at the office parking lot and taking the train, will return to investigate after some travel. Maybe broken, maybe fuel.

Photo and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. Follow my adventures from Blogspot.

Refuel



Today's Volvo story is first two buses to get to buy a fuel canister. Then...


And a taxi ...


and ...



And it started!!! Can't say I expected that. Started... barely though and it could be just random. Let's see if it starts in the afternoon...



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It runs!


Volvo. It runs nicely. After refuelling I calculated how much fuel must have been left before the canister, and got to "-2 litres", so... And all this time I have been blaming the car.

Photo and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. Follow my adventures from Blogspot.

Back in the S.A.U.N.A.


After two weeks with stiches, finally got the OK to go back to the sauna again. Bliss!

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Levi Hotel Spa


After the Ylläs competition, I first had a quick shower and sauna at the Pöllö next to the slopes. But since I had a long wait for my flight, I wanted to visit a proper spa. I had not been in the Levi Hotel Spa near the airport in a long time, so time for that today!

It turned out that the Levi Hotel Spa had been extended greatly in the meantime. It was a truly great place now, with outdoor pool, 2 outdoor hot jacuzzis, two new saunas -- steam and kelo -- and plenty of new pools and even a waterslide inside. Much recommended!

The visit to the spa is free for hotel guests, but if you're not a guest -- like me, sleeping in my car on this trip :-) -- it costs 22€ per visit. But there was a Plussakortti-tarjous for 15€, which was quite reasonable for this kind of a spa.

Photo by Levi Hotel Spa. Text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. And all my sauna and swimming stories can of course be found from planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool web sites!

Three passports


Today I renewed my primary passport. With the recently renewed secondary passport, and the just expired one, there's now a stack of three passports in front of me! The expired has served well though, and will be decommissioned properly.

I have to say the behaviour of the police passport office was odd. Last year when I applied for a renewal of my secondary passport with a ton of supporting documenting, they called me back, saying that now that I have it, I don't have to provide any evidence when I renew my other, primary passport. Yet, of course I had to provide the same explanations again and visit the office. But, in the end the passport was given to me in two days after visiting the office. So not too bad. And the Finnish passports are very good for travelling around the world. I only wish they would be valid for longer, like they used to be (10 years).

Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. Read all my travel and other stories from planetskier.blogspot.com!