Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

March 15, 2016

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

In English:

In February we visited the Arctic beach of Nallikari in Oulu again, but this time in Winter. The scenery was very different from that which we saw in summer. Due to snow it was very difficult to detect where the beach ended and where the sea started.

Was there anything than snow to see? Yes. Winter bikers, bathing huts, ice breaker, empty life guard’s hut, some ice fishers, tracks of bike’s winter tires, hays that Winter was not crushed. So small things, but our expectation were not big.

En español:

En febrero volvimos a visitar la playa Ártico del Nallikari en Oulu nuevamente, pero esta vez en invierno. El paisaje era muy diferente de lo que vimos en verano. Debido a la nieve que era muy difícil de detectar, donde terminó la playa y donde se inició el mar.

¿Había algo más que la nieve para ver? Sí. ciclistas de invierno, casetas de baño, el rompehielos, la caseta vacía de guardia de la salvavidas, pesca en hielo, pistas de neumáticos de invierno de bicicleta, herbes que el invierno no fueron aplastada. Tan pequeñas cosas, pero nuestra expectativa no eran grandes.

En francais:

En febrero volvimos a visitar la playa Ártico del Nallikari en Oulu nuevamente, pero esta vez en invierno. El paisaje era muy diferente de lo que vimos en verano. Debido a la nieve que era muy difícil de detectar, donde terminó la playa y donde se inició el mar.

Y avait-il quoique ce soit que plus la neige pour voir? Oui. cyclistes d’hiver, cabines de bain, brise-glace, la hutte de vide de surveillant de baignade, pêche sur glace, pistes de pneus d’hiver de vélo, herbes que l’hiver n’a pas été écrasé. Donc, peu de choses, mais notre attente était pas grand..

Em Português:

Em fevereiro visitamos a praia Ártico de Nallikari em Oulu novamente, mas desta vez no inverno. O cenário era muito diferente do que vimos no verão. Devido a neve, era muito difícil de detectar onde a praia terminou e onde o mar começou.

Houve alguma coisa que a neve que a ver? Sim. ciclistas de inverno, quebra-gelo, o cabine vazio de nadador-salvador, cabanas vazios de banho , pesca no gelo, faixas de pneus de inverno de bicicleta, as fenos que o inverno não foi esmagado. Então, coisas pequenas, mas a nossa expectativa não eram grandes.

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

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Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

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Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

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Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

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Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in Winter / Playa ártica en invierno / Plage arctique en hiver / Praia árctica no inverno

Arctic beach in summer / Playa ártica en verano / Plage arctique en été / Praia árctica no verão.

114 Comments »

  1. immensi orizzonti, grande festa di bianco e di luce accecante, anche io ricordo così l’artico!
    Magnifico reportages
    felice giorno🙂

    Comment by ventisqueras — March 15, 2016 @ 08:15 | Reply

    • Ciao Ventisqueras.

      Grazie mille. Sono contento che, Ti è piaciuto le mie foto.

      Passa una splendida giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 11:38 | Reply

  2. Such beautiful snow! How cold was it then?

    Comment by utesmile — March 15, 2016 @ 09:22 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      How cold – my wife checked it from her daily diary and she said -7C, but there was cold wind, which made it feel colder on the skin. In Finland we have always check the real feel in winter due to cold wind. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 11:49 | Reply

  3. C’est splendide ! Merci pour ces jolies photos 😊

    Comment by chantaki — March 15, 2016 @ 09:34 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Merci pour la remarque je saurai la retenir.

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 11:54 | Reply

  4. It looks so cold but beautiful. These sceneries seem to resemble Hokkaido. very well.

    Comment by superkamui — March 15, 2016 @ 09:50 | Reply

    • Hi Watayuki.

      Thank You. The day was sunny and the temperature was qute warm – only -7c.🙂

      こんばんは

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:00 | Reply

  5. I particularly like the silhouettes

    Comment by derrickjknight — March 15, 2016 @ 09:57 | Reply

    • Hello Derrick.

      I am glad that You left Your comment. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:16 | Reply

  6. Lindas Fotos!!! Lindo cenário!🙂
    Claudia

    http://www.claudias-welt.com

    Comment by claudialasetzki — March 15, 2016 @ 10:12 | Reply

    • Oi Claudia.

      Obrigado pelo lindo comentário!

      Uma ótima semana pra você!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:25 | Reply

  7. Bonjour Matti, une belle découverte, cette plage arctique !! J’aime ces grandes étendues à l’épais manteau de “sable” et ces petites cabanes qui rappellent celles des plages normandes !
    Bises et belle journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — March 15, 2016 @ 10:36 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Mon cœur chante en lisant de votre belle commentaire. Merci beaucoup.

      Bonne journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:30 | Reply

  8. Totally love all these beautiful shots…
    Each of them shows unexpected “treasures” which make this post a small jewel!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — March 15, 2016 @ 10:43 | Reply

    • Ciao Anna.

      So nice comment. Thank you. This beach differs very much from it when seen in summer. I am sure that You remember my post.

      Happy Tuesday!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:42 | Reply

  9. Fantastic photos! I feel truly transported and a little cold😉. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by heididonner — March 15, 2016 @ 10:58 | Reply

    • Hi Heidi.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You for your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:50 | Reply

  10. Such a terrific place, I love to see all that snow and colors

    Comment by Bernieshoot — March 15, 2016 @ 11:44 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bernie.

      Je apprécie votre commentaire beaucoup. Merci.

      Bonne journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 13:44 | Reply

  11. I’ve never seen a beach quite like this one. The snow and ice are amazing. These photos are gorgeous.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — March 15, 2016 @ 11:59 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      How nice to read Your kind comment. This beach has two faces: in winter and in summer.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 13:32 | Reply

  12. Anything is splendid snow scene. Snow melts and greets spring in Japan.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — March 15, 2016 @ 12:33 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank You. Today we made nice walk on the nearby Lake Saimaa, before going for shopping food.🙂

      こんばんは

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 12:57 | Reply

  13. I am always amazed by the pictures you take!🙂
    These, with snow-clean style are fabulous!

    Comment by Diana — March 15, 2016 @ 13:42 | Reply

    • Hi Diana.

      Snow was indeed pure white and we loved it. In Oulu snow stays long time white comparing to some southern places. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Beijos e abraços!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 14:21 | Reply

  14. It was well worth a winter visit! It’s nice to see so many people enjoying the spot–your photos are great!

    Comment by KerryCan — March 15, 2016 @ 14:00 | Reply

    • Hi Kerry.

      Thank You! Visiting this beach stays long time in our minds.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 14:34 | Reply

  15. Fabulous snow-clad sceneries,all is so pure,so white and brilliantly sparkling!The blue sea and the shore have incredibly become one,the Arctic beach has been transformed in a vast white space.Few places boast such striking winter beauty.Your photo series is out of this world!

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 15, 2016 @ 14:13 | Reply

    • Hi Doda.

      Oh, thank You for Your praising words. I am flattered.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 14:41 | Reply

      • Have a great day,too,dear Matti!Your snowscapes are beyond beautiful,thanks for sharing them with us🙂

        Comment by DG MARYOGA — March 15, 2016 @ 14:55 | Reply

  16. What a contrast from summer to winter! I like the bikers silhouetted against the snow and white sky. The bikes look quite heavy duty, they must be built especially for snow riding. Beautiful photos!

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — March 15, 2016 @ 14:56 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Contrast is indeed great. I think that those bikes are some kind of mountain bikes with “huge” tires. Winter biking is very popular in Oulu. When next winter starts, I’ll present winter biking photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 08:21 | Reply

  17. Wonderful pictures and what a stark contrast between summer and winter

    Comment by CrazyChineseFamily — March 15, 2016 @ 15:05 | Reply

    • Hi Timo.

      I am glad that You checked also summer photos to get the difference between summer and ice. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 08:26 | Reply

  18. The winter beauty of that beach rivals its summer beauty, although visiting it would require more effort.

    Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 16:49 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      We were lucky when visiting this northern beach, because day before there was snowfall. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 08:39 | Reply

  19. Qué maravilloso reportaje! Ante la imposibilidad de ir a tan bellísimo lugar me conformo con recrearme con tus fotografías. Muchísimas gracias.

    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — March 15, 2016 @ 17:30 | Reply

    • Hola Isabel.

      Me alegra que te gusten mis fotos. Muchas gracias a ti por tu comentario.

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 08:44 | Reply

  20. Magnifique ! Je me sentirais perdue dans cette immensité et pourtant ça m’a toujours donner envie d’y aller ! Ce qui me retient c’est le froid🙂 Bonne journée

    Comment by LNA — March 15, 2016 @ 17:34 | Reply

    • Bnjour Helein.

      Marcher sur la glace et la neige blanche pure sont des expériences merveilleuses. Merci beaucoup.

      Bonne journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 11:11 | Reply

  21. Wowowow > I always love it when you do a post. These photos are amazing. Great photo of the ice breaker. When will things start to thaw where you are?

    Comment by Andy Smart — March 15, 2016 @ 17:40 | Reply

    • Hi Andy.

      Thank You commenting. Icebreaker waited to assist ships to the port of Oulu, if needed. At this moment we are 450 kilometers to the south of Oulu and The Lake Saimaa which only 20meters from our home is still frozen. We just made nice walk on it.🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 11:46 | Reply

      • It sounds like you’re having a marvelous time. Whenever I see your photos I want to be there but these are a bit special. Fantastic!

        Comment by Andy Smart — March 16, 2016 @ 15:31 | Reply

        • Hi Andy.

          Thank You for Your nice comment again.

          Have a nice day!

          Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 15:34 | Reply

  22. beach?sea?
    It’s incredible!

    Comment by 洋子 — March 15, 2016 @ 18:06 | Reply

    • Hello August.

      Yes. In winter, the shoreline is impossible to see due to the snow. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 12:09 | Reply

  23. Looks so cold over there.

    Comment by janeslog — March 15, 2016 @ 18:14 | Reply

    • Hi Jane.

      Well, cold and cold. In Finland, we have saying: Cold is only matter of dressing.🙂 The temperature was only -7ºC / 19.4ºF, but the real feel was colder due to the wind. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 12:17 | Reply

  24. I love to play in the snow! As long as you dress properly the winter wonderland awaits. Beautiful photography.

    Comment by elisa ruland — March 15, 2016 @ 18:32 | Reply

    • Hello Elisa.

      You are right. In Finland, we say: Cold is only matter of dressing. This winter the coldest day was -33ºC / -27.4ºF. We did not feel cold, but I have confess, that our daily walking routes were quite short then.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 12:26 | Reply

  25. Wow, quel plaisir de faire des randonnées à pieds ou à vélo
    dans toute cette belle neige, j’aime tes photos Matti,
    elles sont très belles. Je te souhaite une belle journée.
    Hervé

    Comment by vever02 — March 15, 2016 @ 19:29 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Je suis heureux que vous aimiez mes photos d’hiver. L’hiver et la neige sont merveilleux en faisent ballades dans l’air frais.🙂

      Bonne journée.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 12:33 | Reply

  26. Icy, icy – but so beautifull! And so different from your summer photos, Matti! You really can’t recognize the end of the beach and the beginning of the sea. Impossible.
    Apart from your gorgeous snow photos I really enjoy to see your great photo of the ice breaker! Impressive! I admire the cyclists in the snow but I notice that their tyre tread ist very special and marked. It surely gurantees a rather good grip.

    Thanks for showing the artic beach in winter! I enjoyed it very much! – Have a nice week, Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — March 15, 2016 @ 21:44 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank you. You have noticed many things in my post. Because winter biking is very popular in Oulu, I have decided to make a post about and publish it in the beginning of next winter.🙂 Icebreaker waited that ships, which need assistant, call it to help them to pass thru in the ice.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 13:21 | Reply

  27. Well that definitely is a contrast to my Fiji beach photo! Beautiful images . Amazing how beauty can be found in any climate.🙂

    Comment by Sue Slaght — March 15, 2016 @ 21:58 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      You know it that snow and winter are beautiful seasons. I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 13:44 | Reply

  28. Silver of the world is great. However, very cold likely.

    Comment by saganhama — March 16, 2016 @ 01:32 | Reply

    • Hello Saganhama.

      Thank You commenting my winter / snow photos presenting the beach of Nallikari in Oulu.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 13:50 | Reply

  29. Thank you for the absolutely wonderful photos of this winter wonderland. What was the temperature when you were there?

    Comment by Yvonne — March 16, 2016 @ 07:19 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      How nice to read Your lovely comment. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 13:53 | Reply

  30. Brings out the child in us. 🙂 Where’s my sledge?

    Comment by restlessjo — March 16, 2016 @ 10:39 | Reply

    • Hi Johanna.

      Very nice that You got lovely memories. Well, we could not find Your sledge, sorry.🙂 Thank you commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 14:00 | Reply

  31. I haven’t seen so much snow for many, many years. Your photographs are so beautiful and atmospheric.

    Comment by inesephoto — March 16, 2016 @ 15:20 | Reply

    • Hello Mia.

      Snow is beautiful, as You noticed. I am glad that You left Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 16, 2016 @ 15:28 | Reply

  32. wonderful white world!
    when has spring come?

    Comment by kanaconnie — March 16, 2016 @ 17:13 | Reply

    • Hi Connie.

      White pure snow is beautiful. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      こんばんは

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2016 @ 08:22 | Reply

  33. I see you too have those who enjoy ice fishing in the winter😊

    Comment by womanseyeview — March 16, 2016 @ 23:02 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Yes, it is quite popular in Finland on lakes, although these were on the sea.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2016 @ 08:24 | Reply

  34. Arctic, cold but pretty!

    Comment by freebutfun — March 17, 2016 @ 06:45 | Reply

    • Hi Freebutfun.

      You hit the nail! Thank You for Your visit ad leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 17, 2016 @ 08:26 | Reply

  35. To me that looks like a fascinating day out!

    Comment by hayley — March 18, 2016 @ 08:49 | Reply

    • Hello Hayley.

      I am very glad that You visited my post and loved it. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 18, 2016 @ 11:35 | Reply

  36. excellent and very funny.

    Comment by The Multilayered European — March 18, 2016 @ 12:11 | Reply

    • Hi The Multilayered European.

      How nice to read that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 18, 2016 @ 12:47 | Reply

  37. How wonderful that you can share this winter perception with people all over the world! Thank you!

    Comment by ss-k — March 18, 2016 @ 16:41 | Reply

    • Hello Salla.

      Thank you for Your kind words. I appreciate it.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2016 @ 08:11 | Reply

  38. I know you are both well wrapped up and the sun is shining, but it does not even LOOK cold!

    Comment by Clunegapyears — March 18, 2016 @ 22:49 | Reply

    • Hi Clunegapyears.

      Yes, indeed we were using very warm outdoor jackets, windproof pants, warm boots and socks, mittens, warm winter hats and gloves. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2016 @ 08:26 | Reply

  39. Stunning photographs… I hope Spring will be a great, warm season to you, dear Sartenada. Love and best wishes. Aquileana😀

    Comment by Aquileana — March 19, 2016 @ 05:19 | Reply

    • Hi Aquileana.

      I am sure, that we will have beautiful spring and warm sunny summer. Your visit and kind comment warmed my heart. Thank You.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 19, 2016 @ 08:32 | Reply

  40. bicycle on the snow!
    I’m surprise!

    Comment by キース — March 20, 2016 @ 05:46 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Because we have winter and snow during many months, it is natural that people bike in winter also. It is very environmentally friendly way to move inside a town.🙂 Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — March 20, 2016 @ 07:54 | Reply

  41. Snow is beautiful, but cold🙂 Very nice winter pictures! I saw snow twice this winter, in Finland in December and last week in Switzerland.

    Comment by Tiny — March 21, 2016 @ 05:17 | Reply

    • Hello.

      It was cold, but not too cold. Ice from the Lake Saimaa started to melt yesterday. Thank you commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 21, 2016 @ 08:29 | Reply

  42. when will the snow melt?

    Comment by Tanja — March 23, 2016 @ 17:27 | Reply

    • Hi Tanja.

      Thank You commenting. Snow will leave in two weeks and ice much later. All depend about weather. We just have had cold, but now the situation in changing- warm will come in few days.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 24, 2016 @ 08:21 | Reply

  43. Fascinating how winter is white in arctic Finland!
    Great photos.

    Comment by Truels — March 24, 2016 @ 01:42 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Snow is white when in the North! I am glad that You love my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 24, 2016 @ 08:28 | Reply

  44. Great pictures! Very cold indeed!

    Comment by travelwithivan — March 28, 2016 @ 07:04 | Reply

    • Hello travelwithivan.

      Thank You. It was cold, but not too much.🙂

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 28, 2016 @ 10:30 | Reply

  45. Thank you for sharing your beautiful winter wonderland with us. I enjoyed your winter day at the beach.

    Comment by seniorhiker — March 31, 2016 @ 16:04 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      This beach is beautiful in in winter and in summer. I am glad that You left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 1, 2016 @ 07:29 | Reply

  46. Oh, such wonderful photos. The clarity and beauty are striking and worthy of attention! It reminds me of my visit to snowy Scandinavia, a place I love! It is hard to see where the shoreline of the beach starts and ends. I remember a lake in Sweden like this. What a joy to visit your blog

    Comment by Forestwoodfolkart — April 2, 2016 @ 00:51 | Reply

    • Hello Amanda.

      Winter can be beautiful indeed. Pure white snow with sunshine mute man with its beauty. Thank You commenting so nicely.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 2, 2016 @ 08:09 | Reply

  47. Looks like a very moody day. Does the sea freeze where the shallow water meets the beach?

    Comment by Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers — April 6, 2016 @ 12:18 | Reply

    • Hi Janice.

      Sea freezes when it is enough cold and it starts from the beach. In the North, like this beach, it is thoroughly frozen in January and February. For example in Kemi, 100 km / 62 mi to the north of Oulu, cruises on an icebreaker start sometimes in January. Melting starts sometimes in March. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 6, 2016 @ 12:43 | Reply

  48. Stunning photos

    Comment by Tasmanian traveller — April 6, 2016 @ 23:12 | Reply

    • Hi Tasmanian traveller.

      I am very glad that You saw my photos and loved them. Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 7, 2016 @ 07:29 | Reply

  49. Wow, beautiful photos! Brought back many memories of when I was in Finland in 1985…seems like an eternity ago.

    Comment by Image Earth Travel — April 10, 2016 @ 09:35 | Reply

    • Hello Nilla.

      Thank you for Your praising words. Well, 1985, Years pass so rapidly in our life that we have to stop to think what has happened. Two years after 1985, I got married and new life started for us. It has been wonderful time full of happenings.

      Where did You visit then in Finland?

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 10, 2016 @ 10:12 | Reply

  50. bbbbrrrrr ! those big-tired bikes are everywhere! and especially NICE PIXURE of the grass stalks sticking up out of the snow ~

    Comment by betunada — April 14, 2016 @ 22:37 | Reply

    • Hello Betunada.

      Yes, sir. Those bikes we call fat bikes. Very nice that You find some interesting things among my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 15, 2016 @ 07:40 | Reply

  51. We didn’t get much snow here in Scotland. Snow photographs are nice but it looks very cold.

    Comment by janeslog — April 21, 2016 @ 08:49 | Reply

    • Hi Jane.

      So, there is snow in Scotland anyway. Yes, it was cold, but clothes helped that it did not felt cold.🙂 Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 21, 2016 @ 09:11 | Reply

  52. Catching up on a few missed posts from you. I really like the clean, solitude of the artic beach in winter. Curious as to the temperature, as it looks comfortably frozen. The previous post about the re-frozen water, has a worry to it, with the ice cracks, and mushy food-prints. And the colorful costumes in the post after that were impressive. Great pictures, nice background. Marty🙂 (Nice blue skies, and impressive quality from the i-phone too
    !!!)

    Comment by mvschulze — April 23, 2016 @ 17:30 | Reply

    • Hello Marty.

      Great comment. Thank You. I publish y post twice a month, so You did not miss many, I guess.

      Happy Satudray. Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2016 @ 06:55 | Reply

  53. Oh this is just wonderful! I love going to the beach in the winter (more than in the summer!) but I’ve never seen anything like this, especially the bicycles!!

    Comment by Letizia — June 23, 2016 @ 15:13 | Reply

    • Hello Letizia.

      When next winter starts, I will post “special report” about winter biking. My post is already ready, but as I said, I will publish it later. All photos are from Oulu in which winter biking is popular. I am glad that You loved my post. Thank you.

      Happy Midsummer.

      Comment by Sartenada — June 24, 2016 @ 07:16 | Reply

      • Looking forward to it – Happy Midsummer to you too!

        Comment by Letizia — June 24, 2016 @ 15:49 | Reply

  54. My goodness! What a stark but beautiful contrast to the summer photos! Even so, it looks as though there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the area.

    Comment by fl2native — September 1, 2016 @ 18:32 | Reply

    • Hello Fl2native.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. I checked where New Smyrna Beach is. I have not visited. We have visited in Florida, West Palm Beach and Lantana and riding around in Florida. Gorgeous place there.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — September 2, 2016 @ 09:11 | Reply

      • Thanks. Looking forward to seeing more of your great photos!

        Comment by fl2native — September 2, 2016 @ 16:07 | Reply


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