Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

July 26, 2010

Pine beach / Playa de pino / Plage de pin

In English:

On the sunny beach of the lake Saaksjarvi.

This small lake is situated in the community of Nurmijarvi, quite nearby my home. In reality this lake is not a lake, but it is consisting of many springs. This means that Saaksjarvi is the most clear water lake in the southern part of Finland. There are no incoming rivers or outgoing rivers. The water in Saaksjarvi is pure and refreshing.

The length of the beach is 800 meters / 875 yards. The area of this lake is 260 hectares / 642 acres. The deepest point is 8 meters / 8.75 yards. The beach itself is sandy and nearby there are shading pines. Saaksjarvi is suitable also for small children.

The community of Nurmijarvi has arranged all the services one ever needs to spend a lazy sunny day on the beach and to enjoy tranquility of Finnish typical landscape on this cozy countryside nearby Helsinki (only half an hour from Helsinki).

En español:

En la playa soleada del lago Saaksjarvi.

Este pequeño lago está situado en la comunidad de Nurmijarvi, bastante cerca mi casa. En la realidad este lago no es un lago, pero consiste en muchos fuentes. Esto significa que Saaksjarvi es el lago de más aqua cristalina en el sur de parte de Finlandia. No hay los ríos entrantes ni los ríos salientes. El agua en Saaksjarvi es pura y refrescante.

La longitud de la playa es 800 metros/875 yardas. El área de este lago es 260 hectáreas/642 acres. El punto más profundo es 8 metros/8,75 yardas. La playa misma está cubierta de arena y cerca allí hay pinos que dan sombra. Saaksjarvi es conveniente también para pequeños niños.

La comunidad de Nurmijarvi ha arreglado todos los servicios que uno jamás necesita para pasar un día soleado perezoso en la playa y para disfrutar de la tranquilidad de paisaje típico finlandés en este campo cómodo cerca Helsinki (sólo media hora de Helsinki).

En français:

Sur la plage ensoleillée du lac de Saaksjarvi.

Ce petit lac est situé dans la communauté de Nurmijarvi, tout à fait proche ma maison. Dans la réalité ce lac n’est pas un lac, mais il consiste en plusieus fontaines. Ceci signifie que Saaksjarvi est un lac le plus l’eau pure dans la partie du sud de Finlande. Il n’y a pas des cours d’eau.
L’eau dans le lac de Saaksjarvi est pure et rafraîchissante.

La longueur de la plage est 800 mètres/875 yards. Le secteur de ce lac est 260 hectares/642 acres. Le point le plus profond est 8 mètres/8,75 yards. La plage lui-même est sableuse et il y a l’ombrage des pins tout près. Saaksjarvi est convenable aussi pour les petits enfants.

La communauté de Nurmijarvi a arrangé tous les services l’homme jamais a besoin de passer un jour ensoleillé paresseux sur la plage et apprécier la tranquillité de paysage typique finlandais sur ce paysage confortable proche d’Helsinki (seulement la demi-heure de Helsinki).

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22 Comments »

  1. What a beautiful lake with the beach and trees. It is good that their are the board walks and diving platform. It is obviously a very popular place on a hot sunny day.

    Comment by jackiequeen — July 26, 2010 @ 12:52 | Reply

  2. Hello Jackie.

    Thank You visiting this lake thru my photos. Yes, You are so right that it is very popular on hot days. Now we have had here hot temperatures during five – four weeks with temperature varying daily from 28º Celsius / 82.4 ºFahrenheit to 34º Celsius / 93.2 ºFahrenheit. Some afternoons on our main terrace we had 40º Celsius / 104 ºFahrenheit in sunshine. Happily we have two terraces and the other which on shady side is “considerate” with its much lower temperature.

    Our small flower garden is suffering from lack of water, because it has not been raining for long times.

    Edited on Thursday 29th, July 2010. Today Thursday 29th, July 2010, new official Finnish weather record ever is now 37.2º Celsius / 98.96º F. Of course it is shade temperature. Place where it was measured is the airport of Joensuu. That is nearly hot, I think, and we are living in the North.🙂

    Comment by sartenada — July 26, 2010 @ 13:18 | Reply

  3. Good evening, Matti,
    the general view among the trees on the lake, like it very much. I also think that many people enjoy their stay in and around the lake, on very warm days. After the fun in the water, everyone can relax at the water’s edge in the shade of the trees. It is a harmonious place. I am also pleased that a diving platform in the water is present. So, children and adults have an extra sporty fun. These photographs are also fantastic in the reproduction. I am grateful that I was allowed to visit the site again and could enjoy the photos. You and Anja, I wish all the best and health. I hope you got a few days ago, my e-mail. Thank you for all your nice comments in my blog. I look forward to your next photos. Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — July 26, 2010 @ 23:59 | Reply

    • Hello Christel.

      Thank You. It was so nice to read that You liked this special lake or better this huge spring which was formed already about 15 000 years ago. The place is very safe for children due to its low waterline. So families can spend their leisure time without any fear that their smallest child could drown “easily”. Also on hot sunny days pines are giving good shade.

      Comment by sartenada — July 27, 2010 @ 06:30 | Reply

  4. That’s such a wonderful place for the children, and beautiful and relaxing for the adults!

    Comment by montucky — July 27, 2010 @ 06:21 | Reply

    • Hello Montucky.

      Thank You. If You read my comment, I’ll ask if there are any this kind of huge springs (lakes) there where You are living?

      Comment by sartenada — July 27, 2010 @ 06:32 | Reply

      • Yes, there are many lakes in this area, some of which are spring fed but most of those are smaller than lake Saaksjarvi. Not too far away from where I live is Flathead lake, which is about thirty miles long. It is fed by a river that originates in Glacier Park, and even though it is fed by the river, the water is so clear and pure that many of the homes along its shore draw their water right from it.

        Comment by montucky — July 27, 2010 @ 06:38 | Reply

      • Thank You Montucky. That was interesting to know. I appreciate Your answer.

        Comment by sartenada — July 27, 2010 @ 06:59 | Reply

  5. Lovely beach and what a wonderful place to have fun and spend a summer day. Love all those tall pines!

    Comment by Anna — July 30, 2010 @ 01:32 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Thank You. So nice to read that You loved those pines.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by sartenada — July 30, 2010 @ 07:33 | Reply

  6. Bravo pour toutes ces magnifiques photos!
    Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

    Comment by BOCCONE CLAIRE — July 31, 2010 @ 09:27 | Reply

    • Bonjour Claire.

      Merci beaucoup pour ta visite et ta commentaire.

      Bon weekend!

      Comment by sartenada — July 31, 2010 @ 10:21 | Reply

  7. That blue standing swing thing the boy was on sure looked like a lot of fun. Never seen anything like it before.

    Comment by Preston — August 4, 2010 @ 04:03 | Reply

    • Hello Preston.

      Yes, indeed, You are so right. So nice to read that my photos offered to You something interesting to see. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — August 6, 2010 @ 07:08 | Reply

  8. Looks like the best parts of Manitoba or Saskatchewan.
    Very nice.

    Comment by john stark — September 21, 2010 @ 07:05 | Reply

    • Hello John.

      So nice to read Your comment. It is interesting to know how “similar looking” place there are in our world.

      Comment by sartenada — September 24, 2010 @ 07:04 | Reply

  9. I enjoyed looking at these photos and reading your description. I am wondering if this lake is a glacial kettle (formed from a glacier calving during the last ice age).

    Comment by Deb Platt — April 21, 2012 @ 03:34 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      I am glad that You checked this post. The lake is very popular here during summer and its water is clean and fresh. That what You said about the kettle idea might be so indeed.

      Have a lovely week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2012 @ 07:53 | Reply

  10. This looks like fun.

    Comment by dunelight — February 2, 2015 @ 05:34 | Reply

    • Hello Dunelight.

      It was fun and the day was warm. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 2, 2015 @ 08:19 | Reply

  11. I had missed this, of course…
    Luckily , you gave us the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful views: splendid beaches with those trees nearly mirroring in the lake !
    Thanks for this share , dear Matti!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — February 4, 2015 @ 13:07 | Reply

    • Buongiorno Anna.

      This small lake was very near where we lived before moving to Mikkeli. The day was sunny and hot the temperature quite near to 30ºC. In the South people can stay under the shade of palms, in the North people can stay under the pines.🙂 Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Un Abbraccio.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 5, 2015 @ 08:18 | Reply


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