I wish I could say this is the end of winter, but unfortunately it isn’t. Here in Finland we have at least a month of winter to look forward to…
Anyway, now that we’re all caught in this never-ending Groundhog Day of same-old-same-old, I wanted to share a few photos that show what life is like now, the second winter of the pandemic.
OK, maybe that was a bit dramatic. Let’s put it down to cabin fever or something…
The truth is that winter, and especially the very cold weather we’ve had this month, makes it easier to bear all the Covid-related restrictions. I have no desire to go out (shopping, restaurants, seeing friends) when it’s really cold. I’m perfectly happy staying indoors. And in this situation, I also prefer working from home. OK, I admit that I’m not a very social person to begin with, and I’ve always been a bit of an introvert, and I’ve always used cold weather as an excuse to stay in.
The irony is that this year, Professor M and I have actually spent more time outdoors (in winter, that is) than probably ever before. That’s because Professor M also works from home, and unlike me, he is a very social person. He needs human contact (other than just me) and daylight. So, we take long walks, just like we did in summer and autumn, at least a couple of times a week.
And it was so cold in February, the sea froze. And, like so many of the locals, we also ventured out to take a stroll on the ice.
So, what you see on the photo below is people skating, skiing or walking on the frozen Gulf of Finland, just off the coast of Helsinki. We had a long walk, passing the small islands and some of our favourite summer restaurants (now closed, obviously).
Of course, that was a couple of weeks ago. Given the much warmer weather we’ve been having lately, and the fact that all the snow is now thawing (turning the pavements into ice rinks), I probably wouldn’t venture out there anymore. But at least I have the photos to remind me of that lovely, sunny, and cold winter day.
What are your favourite winter activities?
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