Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

October 11, 2013

Cruise to Rock paintings / Crucero a Pinturas rupestres / Croisière aux Peintures rupestres

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Foreword. Take a nice cup of coffee or tea near Your computer, before starting to explore my post, because it includes 66 photos!
I have made few cruises in my life. My first one was from Helsinki to Copenhagen (Denmark) when I was 16 years old. After it cruises to Stockholm (Sweden), Visby (Sweden) Tallinn (Estonia), Rostock (Germany), Travemünde (Germany), Santorin (Greece), Symi, (Greece), Capri (Italia), Praia da Rocha (Portugal) James Bond Island (Thailand), Nile cruise (Egypt). Nile cruise is the best I have ever made. I have also made some lake cruises in Finland. Summer 2013 from Mikkeli to Astuvansalmi Rock paintings was the best cruise made in Finland.

The all-day cruise starts onboard of M/S Jaarli from the harbor of Mikkeli cruising on the lake Saimaa. Its culmination are Rock paintings of Astuvansalmi in Ristiina. The cruise includes also a short show of Astuvansalmi Amazons and the lunch in front of the rock paintings. When on cruise man has possibility to observe our summer cottage life on the shores of Lake Saimaa. Small houses which are on the shore are in fact mainly Saunas. Our summer culture on lakeshores consists two necessities own Sauna and piece of own beach. There people spend their weekends and summer vacations. On the Mikkeli regions there are about 10000 summer cottages.

Landscapes on cruise show how beautiful cliffs can be on shores of Saimaa. Astuvansalmi rock paintings consist of about 80 paintings. Officially they were found in 1968 by the archaeologist Pekka Sarvas, but local people have found them earlier. Rock paintings present elks, human beings, hands, boats, fishes, dogs, shamans etc. Their age varies from 3300-2500 BC. Rock paintings which are painted with red ochre are high on the bedrock even at the height of 10 meters /38.8 feet from lake level. This means that in historic days water level was much higher. From the lake in front of rock paintings have been found amber jewelries.

When approaching rock painting from the lake man can see human face profile. My guess is that this face figure has inspired artists of the past. Among those Rock paintings there is a red Stop sign which meaning I wonder.

I grouped my photos this way: After first 4 photos I show summer cottages, then some lake views. Next boats and kayaks on the Lake Saimaa, following with Amazons which were not allowed to shoot photos during their show. Finally rock paintings culminating to the face profile in the rock.

So if You’ll visit Finland someday remember that there is life outside Helsinki. If You visit Mikkeli, then do not forget this cruise!

En español:

Prólogo. Tome una taza de café o de té cerca de de vuestro ordenador, antes de empezar a explorar mi post, porque incluye 66 fotos! He hecho algunos cruceros en mi vida. Mi primera fue de Helsinki a Copenhague (Dinamarca) cuando tenía 16 años. Después hice algunos cruceros a Estocolmo (Suecia), Visby (Suecia), Tallin (Estonia), Rostock (Alemania), Travemünde (Alemania), Santorini (Grecia), Capri (Italia),Symi (Grecia) Praia da Rocha (Portugal) James Bond Island (Tailandia), crucero por el Nilo (Egipto). El crucero por el Nilo es el mejor que he hecho hasta hoy. También he hecho algunos cruceros por el lago en Finlandia. Verano 2013 de Mikkeli para es posible de Astuvansalmi que fue hasta hoy el mejor crucero realizado en Finlandia.

El crucero de un día comienza a bordo del M / S Jaarli del puerto de Mikkeli cruciendo por el lago Saimaa. Su culminación son las pinturas rupestres de Astuvansalmi en Ristiina. El crucero incluye también una breve show de Astuvansalmi Amazonas y la comida delante de las pinturas rupestres. Cuando en crucero es posible de observar nuestra vida en casas de campo (verarno) a las orillas del lago Saimaa. Pequeñas casas que están en la orilla son en realidad principalmente Saunas. Nuestra cultura de verano a las orillas de lagos consta dos necesidades: de sauna y un trozo de playa propia. Hay personas que pasan sus fines de semana y las vacaciones de verano. En las regiones Mikkeli hay cerca de 10.000 chaletes de verano.

Paisajes en cruceros muestran a vosotros cómo hermosas rocas a las orillas del Saimaa pueden ser. Pinturas rupestres en Astuvansalmi se componen de alrededor de 80 pinturas. Oficialmente fueron encontrados en 1968 por el arqueólogo Pekka Sarvas, pero la población local las han encontrado antes. Pinturas rupestres presentan alces, seres humanos, manos, barcos, peces, perros, chamanes, etc. Su edad varía entre 3300-2500 antes de Cristo. Pinturas rupestres están pintados con ocre rojo son alto en la base, hasta la altura de 10 metros / 38,8 pies desde el nivel del lago. Esto significa que el nivel de agua en días históricos fue más elevado . Desde el lago frente a las pinturas rupestres se han encontrado joyas de ámbar.

Al acercarse a las pinturas rupestres del lago se puede ver el perfil del rostro humano. Mi conjetura es que esta cara ha inspirado a las artistas del pasado. Entre las pinturas rupestres hay un palma rojo de señal de tráfico que me pregunto su significado.

He agrupado mis fotos así: Después de las primeras 4 fotos muestro casas de campo, a continuación, algunos puntos de vista al lago. Siguiente con botes y kayaks en el lago Saimaa, siguiendo con el Amazonas, que no se permitió tomar fotografías de ellas durante el espectáculo. Finalmente pinturas rupestres que culminaron con el perfil de la cara de la roca.

Así que si usted va a visitar Finlandia algún día recuerde que hay vida fuera de Helsinki. Si Usted visitarán Mikkeli, entonces no te olviden este crucero!

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Avant-propos. Prenez une bonne tasse de café ou de thé à proximité de votre ordinateur, avant de commencer à explorer mon poste, car il comprend 66 photos!

J’ai fait quelques croisières dans ma vie. Mon premier était de Helsinki à Copenhague (Danemark) quand j’avais 16 ans. Après cela croisières à Stockholm (Suède), Visby (Suède) à Tallinn (Estonie), Rostock (Allemagne), Travemünde (Allemagne), Santorin (Grèce), Symi (Grèce), Capri (Italie), Praia da Rocha (Portugal) James Bond Island (Thaïlande), croisière sur le Nil (Egypte). Croisière sur le Nil est le meilleur que j’ai jamais fait jusqu’aujourd’hui. J’ai aussi fait quelques croisières sur les lacs en Finlande. La croisière en été 2013 de Mikkeli à Astuvansalmi pour voir les peintures rupestres était le meilleur croisière faite en Finlande.

La croisière d’une journée commençait à bord du M / S Jaarli du port de Mikkeli faisant la croisière sur le lac Saimaa. Son point culminant sont les peintures d’Astuvansalmi à Ristiina. La croisière comprend également un court spectacle de Amazones d’Astuvansalmi et le déjeuner devant les peintures rupestres. Quand en croisant il est possible d’observer notre vie de chalet d’été sur les rives du lac Saimaa. Petites maisons qui sont sur la rive sont en réalité principalement saunas. Notre culture d’été sur les rives des lacs est composé de deux nécessités: sauna privé et un morceau de sa propre plage.Là les gens passent leur week-ends et les vacances estivales. Sur les régions Mikkeli, il y a environ 10000 chalets d’été.

Paysages de croisière montrent à Vous comment belles falaises peuvent être sur les rives de Saimaa. Astuvansalmi peintures rupestres se composen d’environ 80 peintures. Officiellement, elles ont été trouvés en 1968 par l’archéologue Pekka Sarvas, mais la population locale les ont trouvé plus tôt. Les peintures rupestres présentent des élans, des êtres humains, des mains, des bateaux, des poissons, des chiens, des chamans, etc. Leur âge varie de 3300-2500 av. Les peintures rupestres qui sont peints en l’ocre rouge sont élevées sur le fondement même à la hauteur de 10 mètres / 38,8 pieds du niveau du lac. Cela signifie que le niveau d’eau dans les jours historique était beaucoup élevé. Du lac en face des peintures rupestres on a trouvé bijoux d’ambre.

Lorsque on approche les peintures rupestres du lac on peut voir un profil de visage humain. Ma supposition est que cette visage a inspiré les artistes du passé. Parmi ces peintures rupestres il y a un signe d’interdiction avec le main rouge dont signification que je me demande.

J’ai regroupé mes photos de cette façon: Après 4 premières photos, je montre les chalets d’été, alors quelques vues sur le lac. Prochainement bateaux à rames et kayaks sur le lac Saimaa, suivant d’amazones qui n’ont pas été autorisées à photographier lors de leur spectacle. Finalement les peintures rupestres culminant au profil de visage dans la roche.

Donc, si vous visiterex la Finlande un jour souvenez-Vous qu’il y a la vie en dehors de Helsinki. Si vous aller visiter Mikkeli quelquefois, alors n’oubliez pas de cette croisière!

Walking to rock paintings 2008 / Caminando a pinturas rupestres 2008 /Marchant aux peintures rupestres 2008

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Walking to rock paintings 2008 / Caminando a pinturas rupestres 2008 /Marchant aux peintures rupestres 2008

Our other lake cruises / Nuestros otros cruceros por lagos / Nos autres croisières sur les lacs:

Cruising on a lake / Haciendo un cruzero en un lago / Croisière sur un lac

Cruising on the Lake Inari, beyond the Arctic Circle

Midsummer cruise / Crucero de Hogueras de San Juan / Croisière de la Saint-Jean

Savonlinna cruising 1 / Savonlinna crucero 1 / Savonlinna croisière 1

Savonlinna cruising 2 / Savonlinna crucero 2 / Savonlinna croisière 2

Midsummer cruise on Lake Pielinen / Crucero de Hogueras de San Juan en el Lago Pielinen / Croisière de la Saint-Jean sur le Lac Pielinen

Helsinki shoreline sightseeing 1 / Helsinki crucero de mar 1 / Helsinki maritime croisiere 1

Helsinki shoreline sightseeing 2 / Helsinki crucero de mar 2 / Helsinki maritime croisiere 2

67 Comments »

  1. Feisty Amazons indeed!

    Comment by Anny — October 11, 2013 @ 08:13 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      LOl. Thank You.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 11, 2013 @ 10:34 | Reply

  2. What a trip you invited me on at 6:26 AM! A fun way to start the day.

    Comment by morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer — October 11, 2013 @ 12:26 | Reply

    • Hi Ronnie.

      I am glad that You cruised with us thru my photos.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 11, 2013 @ 12:29 | Reply

  3. I really liked the painted ladies!

    Comment by Travel Spirit — October 11, 2013 @ 13:32 | Reply

    • Hi Sherry.

      Well, To see those Amazons in Finland was a surprise although it was told in advance. “Great” ladies and humor as well.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 11, 2013 @ 13:45 | Reply

  4. What a beautiful day you had for a cruise. That’s great that you got to see so much lovely scenery – I’d like to take that cruise sometime!

    Comment by megtraveling — October 11, 2013 @ 13:33 | Reply

    • Hello Meg.

      You are welcome to cruise. Thank You commenting so nicely.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 11, 2013 @ 13:39 | Reply

  5. What a lovely way to spend a day! I enjoyed your company, Sartenada. 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — October 11, 2013 @ 14:48 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      It was indeed wonderful cruise. I am happy that You made it also thru my photos.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:24 | Reply

  6. What a nice cruise you had! The scenery is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your day with us, Sartenada!

    Comment by Amy — October 11, 2013 @ 16:17 | Reply

    • Hi Amy.

      Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:25 | Reply

  7. The scenery along the water is so pretty, I can understand why those who have houses there will spend as much time as possible there!

    The rock paintings are fascinating, especially knowing the approximate ages of them. There are some near here too, but I have no idea of thsir ages. They also used the ochre color and some of the figures look similar.

    Comment by montucky — October 11, 2013 @ 17:53 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      Thank You. Those summer houses with Saunas by the lakeside give good idea of our habits of those people living near to Lakeland.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:29 | Reply

  8. The rock paintings (and the profile) are both fantastic. I’m glad you could get there and share these photos with us. I also enjoyed your photos from the cruise to the rocks. The ‘Amazons’ were interesting.

    Comment by seniorhiker — October 11, 2013 @ 20:12 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and enjoyed the cruise thru my photos.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:30 | Reply

  9. Lovely pictures from your cruise! I love the summer houses and the saunas along the route. And the paintings are fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — October 11, 2013 @ 20:25 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny lessons blog.

      Thank You for Your kind comment and loving my photos. This post is important to me personally, because I could show this way my “new” home town’s “wonders”. Mikkeli is less known town, but maybe I can give ideas for people to visit it.

      Have a lovely Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:36 | Reply

  10. Great pics, Matti.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 11, 2013 @ 22:11 | Reply

    • Hi Anneli.

      Thank You commenting my post and loving my photos.

      Have a wonderful Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:37 | Reply

  11. Such a grand tour. The lake cottages/homes look like they could be located in Northern Minnesota!! I would feel totally at home!! So beautiful! Thank you so much….hugs……

    Comment by treadlemusic — October 12, 2013 @ 02:11 | Reply

    • Hi.

      Thank You. Very interesting to read about similar landscapes. I have heard it before, because many Finns moved to Minnesota decades ago. In the seventies we had many charter flights from Duluth. Oh those days!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:48 | Reply

      • And Duluth is exactly the town/area I was thinking of!!! I hope your day is great, too! Hugs to you both!!!!

        Comment by treadlemusic — October 13, 2013 @ 13:37 | Reply

  12. Wow! I am out of words. This place is like paradise. lots of beautiful landscapes, exciting rock paintings, even people with fun, colorful, ancient costumes. Thanks for a great adventure. Best wishes to you and your family.

    Comment by Island Traveler — October 12, 2013 @ 11:53 | Reply

    • Hello Island traveler.

      Thank You. I am very happy that You visited my blog and left here so nice comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 12:49 | Reply

  13. Quelle croisière intéressante et plaisante ! J’aime beaucoup ces jolies maisons de bois au bord des lacs ou rivières. Les peintures rupestres et les rochers sont magnifiques. Quelle chance de pouvoir visiter ces endroits. Merci de nous avoir embarqués avec toi🙂 Très belles photos.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — October 12, 2013 @ 20:17 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Mersi beaucoup pour votre aimables paroles. J’apprécie beaucoup votre commentaire.

      Je te souhaite un très bon dimanche.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 13:15 | Reply

  14. What a wonderful cruise! Perfect little cottages, stunning scenery, AMAZON women (their smiles sure don’t make them threatening!), and ancient rock paintings. Thanks for letting us enjoy your day too!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — October 12, 2013 @ 22:08 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Thank You. Amazon Ladies were very kind and adorable women. How happy I am, when reading Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 13, 2013 @ 13:07 | Reply

  15. beautiful

    Comment by Hussein — October 13, 2013 @ 00:19 | Reply

  16. Lots of very nice photos of your cruise. The Amazon Ladies were amazing, but I would also like to see the rock paintings. You’ve had a full life, haven’t you?

    Comment by Kathy — October 13, 2013 @ 14:32 | Reply

    • Hello Kathy.

      Thank You. Full life – well so it might be. My wife and I were very busy when working, but now when both of us are retired we try to find together things to be done. Last Saturday we visited the exhibition of Terracotta warriors in Tampere, Finland. It was awesome exhibition and we were honored in Finland to present these Terracotta solders and many other things involved with their lives.

      Have a great beginning of the week!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2013 @ 08:53 | Reply

  17. Very beautiful photographs which capture your whole trip so nicely. I enjoyed them very much. Thanks for sharing them with us. Take care and God bless.

    Comment by saminaiqbal27 — October 13, 2013 @ 20:26 | Reply

    • Hello Samina.

      What a great start of week to read Your kind comment.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2013 @ 08:56 | Reply

  18. Fascinating story and great photos as always

    Comment by surfnslide — October 14, 2013 @ 07:39 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      So nice to read that You loved my photo story. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great beginning of the week!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2013 @ 09:03 | Reply

  19. So this is what rock paintings look like in real life! Thank you – they are beautiful.

    About the hand: it could be that the artist left her signature. No?

    Comment by alcessa — October 14, 2013 @ 10:17 | Reply

    • Hi Alcessa.

      Thank You commenting and leaving the link. In my mind I have been thinking that the hand means like this: “Warning to foreigners: stay away from here”.

      Happy Monday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 14, 2013 @ 14:03 | Reply

  20. I specially loved thise little wood houses just beside the lakeshore… a lovely place to sit… with or without a coup of coffee 😀
    In fact, about rock paintings are spread around all over our (little) planet… but every place is quite different then the other. I never was in Saimaa, but I hope I still have few years left 🙂

    Comment by Giovannoni Claudine — October 14, 2013 @ 21:12 | Reply

    • Hello Giovanni.

      Thank You. I am happy that You loved our summer cottages with Saunas. Saunas are always by the water, because it is easy to go swimming after hot Sauna.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2013 @ 12:45 | Reply

  21. fun stuff! your lake scenery is pretty reminescent of upper-elevation lake scenery in colorawdough. greeeaaat amazons! thanks for the trip!

    Comment by betunada — October 15, 2013 @ 00:20 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2013 @ 14:34 | Reply

  22. j’adore ces peintures et aussi ce tissé au premier cliché

    Comment by l'Angevine — October 15, 2013 @ 08:46 | Reply

    • Bonjour Angevine.

      Merci de m’avoir fait un commentaire. Le tissé est aussi mon favorite.

      Je vous souhaite une excellente journée. Bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 15, 2013 @ 14:39 | Reply

  23. Wonderful~JOY^^
    Good job

    Comment by KOH  — October 17, 2013 @ 13:17 | Reply

    • Hi KOH.

      Thank You commenting. I am happy that You loved my post.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 17, 2013 @ 13:38 | Reply

      • Thank you for kind comments
        I’m happy
        You too great day~ Sartenada

        Comment by KOH  — October 17, 2013 @ 13:44 | Reply

  24. thanks so much for taking me along I love your tours🙂
    this is like music to my eyes🙂

    Comment by daniellajoe — October 18, 2013 @ 14:16 | Reply

  25. I loved the rocky shoreline. This one was my favorite photo.

    Comment by Deb Platt — October 18, 2013 @ 15:33 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      Very nice selection. Thank You.

      Have a great weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 19, 2013 @ 12:22 | Reply

  26. Wonderful scenery with water, cliff and birch trees, classic cabins, docks and boats. And great portraits. A fabulous looking trip, complete with lunch on the water! I love Finland, so beautiful.🙂

    Comment by Elin — October 19, 2013 @ 13:35 | Reply

    • Hi Elin.

      Thank You. It was really great one day cruise which passed very near to our home about (426.51ft).

      Happy Saturday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 19, 2013 @ 14:00 | Reply

  27. I would love to do this cruise. Here’s a photo of some rock art here in the USA: http://weirdandcoolstuff.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/pictographs/
    I’ve researched the Egypt river cruises and would like to try that some day. Thanks for the post!

    Comment by ruthincolorado — November 3, 2013 @ 23:38 | Reply

  28. What a lovely cruise, the water looks very calm and it must be so relaxing.
    I won’t mind staying in one of those cottages.
    I love the Amazons😉
    Your photos of the rock paintings are very good.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — January 21, 2015 @ 00:16 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      Thank You. I am very happy for Your comment, because this post is very personal to me. We see in summer from our balcony when people cruise to rock paintings.🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 21, 2015 @ 08:08 | Reply

  29. Cool stuff, makes me want to go back to Finland soon!

    Comment by refractingdymond — May 9, 2015 @ 16:56 | Reply

    • Hi refractingdymond.

      This one was just an example what to find in Finland. Thank you and welcome again someday!

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2015 @ 10:48 | Reply

  30. Your photos are a real treat!
    Thank you , Matti

    Comment by 76sanfermo — May 10, 2015 @ 12:47 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Thank you for your kind comment. I suppose that You noticed that this Cruise stars from my home town Mikkeli!🙂

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2015 @ 12:56 | Reply

  31. Beautiful! The perfect getaway!😀

    Comment by Linda Arthur Tejera — October 28, 2015 @ 22:00 | Reply

    • Hi Linda.

      I am glad that You saw my photos and commented my post so nicely. Thank You.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 1, 2015 @ 09:07 | Reply

  32. It’s so beautiful and green. I would like to have a go in one of those kayaks. It’s a fun way to explore lakes. We’ve been on the James Bond Island cruise in Thailand too.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 30, 2016 @ 23:12 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      I appreciate very much it that You checked my three lake posts. Thank You. Personally, I love this post very much, because the cruise started from my hometown Mikkeli. Next autumn we will move to Helsinki, but before it many posts around Finland and Mikkeli too.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 31, 2016 @ 10:18 | Reply

  33. These pictures sure made a delightful combo with my coffee!!!!

    Comment by Deb — June 21, 2016 @ 02:46 | Reply

    • Hi Deb.

      Viewing the world thru the screen is wonderful. Thank You leaving your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 21, 2016 @ 13:14 | Reply


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