Sometimes umbrellas are pointless due to the wind… so glasses can be a bit problematic.
Sometimes, given the lack of snow, it’s easy to forget just how up north we are… and then I see the shadows at midday.
It really feels like it hasn’t stopped raining for months. And it’s also raining right now. Been raining the whole day.
98% of the photos of Helsinki this January will be just gloomy, drizzly stuff. Man, what a winter…
This was one of those “wtf are you doing?” moments… they were filming something along the coast and turned off all the lights to the right of the truck there, which also happens to be a running path. It was around 4pm. It was not fun because, yep, running in pitch black isn’t all that fun.
Ah! The one or two days of decent cold we had back in January.
… and that was it for the snow in December. Came for a bit, not even a centimeter in most place and went away after 3 days and it’s been rain (and sometimes sleet) since. This is definitely not the type of December I like.
The grey never gets any easier.
I have to go up north next week and it’s a good -20C there and I absolutely do not want.
Second thought, I’m not ready for winter yet.
This May has been all over the place – from 0 to 20+C in a matter of days!
Not pictured: the snow that started falling a few minutes later.
There are days when Helsinki looks like something out of a decent horror flick!
I’ve written about it before but let me talk about it again – eventually Finnish weather changes your brain, eventually you develop a thing in your head that accepts that the weather can (and will) be crappy for weeks on end you just have to go for an hour’s walk no matter what it’s like outside.
Isn’t physics a strange thing – ice is slippery but add a thin layer of water on top of that ice and it’s fifteen times as slippery!
So this thing called, “spring” – what is it exactly?
It used to take me 4 minutes to get to the gym, now it takes me 9 or so… but I do prefer the new one. No classes in the morning means no rush of random people right before 7am when I usually get out!