One and a half hour from Helsinki lies one of the largest and best preserved bogs of Southern Finland: Torronsuo. Protected by the eponymous national park, it is crossed by a boardwalk that let's you discover it up close. I visited it with my girlfriend Vivien and a friend on Midsummer evening. It was gorgeous day with a bit of a breeze, which meant the open areas were completely free of mosquitoes. The forest though... yeah, we didn't spend much time there!
As we walked through the bog, a familiar forlorn call reached our ears. It took me a little while to place it, but finally it dawned on me: European golden plovers (Pluvialis apricaria), there in heath! What a lovely sight
The boardwalk had been (somewhat) recently replaced, and the old planks lay piled up nearby. It ruined many pictures!
At the end of our walk, we climbed up the tower to get an extra serving of sunset. The view was awesome, and there was no mosquito there either!
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