The sea is tranquil,
The archipelago breathes,
A lone boat sails on.
Local runner Andreas leads the team...
Today we run through the North-Western Ostrobothnia, a nearly completely swedish-speaking part of Finland...
In the late afternoon we arrive in Kristiinankaupunki, our final destination for the day. Quaint buildings like these deep-red wooden houses adorn the townscape...
And this rustic windmill. Note especially the handy pedestal for easy rotational convenience...
Cheerful local runners make our steps lighter for the last stretch...
Multicultural welcoming committee...
Our team is getting larger...
It's time for the presentation. Gather around everyone!
Ah! What loveley weather!
Wait a moment! What is this? Were those just raindrops?
Hmm... (said musingly while looking up at the skies)
FWOOSH!!!... Head for shelter everyone!
Our country guessing game continues under cover, while the downpour continues all around... May we take a moment here to thank the trees on this marvellous earth!
Kimmo Eränen from Kristiinankaupungin Vastaanottokeskus heartily welcomes us! Thank you for organising today's event!
So many nationalities smiling in togetherness and oneness!
Thank you so much for inviting us!!! Your warm hearts' welcome is the crowning jewel of our day!
Torch carried by Adam Studenik(Slovakia),
Aleksandra Manevska(North Macedonia),
Anne L Leinonen(Finland),
Lucas Buchta(Czech Republic),
Marko Mihajlov(North Macedonia),
The torch has travelled
from Vaasa to Kristiinankaupunki.