January continued without any real snow, but there was some hope of winter. At least the paddling became colder.
At the end of January the winter finally arrived and was celebrated with a ski overnighter.
The Vigu ice skiing course was great...
... and I also managed to be on an overnighter during the probably coldest weekend in Southern Finland again, for the fifth year in a row.
The winter lasted for four weeks in Turku and after that it was again back to the fall like wet and warm weather. March offered some nice days for kayaking, but the ice caused trouble more than once when returning from kayaking overnighters.
Despite a warm winter, the spring didn't come early. In April there was however plenty of light and the ground slowly started to dry up.
After a very hectic June I had four weeks of vacation. About half the time was spent with the family and half the time kayaking. The weather wasn't particularly warm, but I like it that way.
The fall was very busy at work, but I still managed some overnighters now and then. The fall was actually unusually dry and nice until the beginning of November.
I had a little over forty nights out this year, which I consider to be pretty good considering my fulltime job and family obligations.
Thanks to everyone who has joined me on my outings. See you in 2016!