Sunday, August 1, 2021

Citroen hits 88mph and ...

 


... doesn't go back to the future. It bends parts on the roof.

It is good to have a loaner car, but I guess we'll not be driving at highway speeds any more :-)


Everyone is surprised that the car is broken again

 


... not

It *is* leaking oil. Sigh.

Fortunately we got a loaner car for the weekend at least, and some hope of the guys at the shop having time to look at my car on Monday.


Still adding oil

 

Last week we fixed the car's braking system by adding more oil. Now the light is on, and I keep adding oil. Now a bit more. Light is off, fingers crossed!


Uh oh brakes...




The brake failure light just come on, and we are still 200 km from home. Uh oh...

Update: the next day: This time the fix was easy — no real breakage (just regular brakage) the brake fluid was just getting low. No leaks!

Westend algae dip

 

Today's exercise was to visit a beach in Westend, Espoo, where I had not been to before. Unfortunately, the beach was marked as having blue-green algae, and it also looked unpleasantly slimy. But then it turned out that there is a small rocky peninsula, and a pier on it. The water there was a bit more cleaner looking. So I was able to swim!

But oh... what a sunset one could see from the pier!

For more sauna and swimming stories, check out planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool websites! And of course the Planetcaver, and Planetskier blogs for other stories in Blogspot and TGR! The photos and text (c) 2021 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. I never take photos of other swimmers on a beach, and try to visit at times where there is simply no one else around.

Desperately seeking Sus... beach without blue-green algae

 

Lauttasaari, such a nice place. They even have a backup beach on the other side if the one beach is covered by slimy algae!

First, I visited the Veijarivuoren uimaranta, a beach in Lauttasaari. Way too much algae. As I was returning to the car, I realised however that there was another possible beach on a different, more westernly direction. Perhaps it would not have algae? Checking... it turned out that this beach was kind of a small boat harbour and not an official beach, but with an easy, sandy beach where one could get to the water. Water was quite clear. Swimming mission for the day accomplished!

The place in Särkiniemi is around coordinates E 60.147102 N 24.876561. Do not assume my swimming places are always easy to visit or safe. Be aware and swim safely!

Särkiniemi:


Veijarivuori:

For more sauna and swimming stories, check out planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool websites! And of course the Planetcaver, and Planetskier blogs for other stories in Blogspot and TGR! The photos and text (c) 2021 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. I never take photos of other swimmers on a beach, and try to visit at times where there is simply no one else around.

Puotila beach by the subway


Today I had an opportunity to be in eastern Helsinki, and chose to stop by another new beach, at the Puotilan uimaranta (Puotila Beach). It is right by subway line and therefore easily accessible.

A nice beach, shallow and good sand far into the sea. Coordinates for the beach are N 60.209049 E 25.110086.

Right across the channel where the beach is there is another beach on the other side, the Rastilan uimaranta. Haven't been there yet, though.

Both beaches are maintained by the city of Helsinki.

For more sauna and swimming stories, check out planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool websites! And of course the Planetcaver, and Planetskier blogs for other stories in Blogspot and TGR! The photos and text (c) 2021 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved. I never take photos of other swimmers on a beach, and try to visit at times where there is simply no one else around.