Vaasa to Pori 120 miles

On the ferry managed to pick up some duty free wine, balanced the bike up very nicely. We were the only bike on the ferry. Have not seen a UK plate yet since leaving England


Fro Vaasa we headed to Pori, quite a nice medium size town on a river. Already you can see differences. Finland is a much more European country. The speed limits are higher and the alcohol cheaper. Wine is only sold in stae owned shops called Akol! Beer is sold in supermarkets but only up to 5.5%. There is a crazy amount of high strength beer here. Ate in a vaulted cellar under the Rudhaus. Picked herring and Finnish white fish and smoked salmon, really good stuff. Also tried to leave the hotel without paying. Finland is the first place we have stayed where they didn’t take payment first.