The weather has been delightfully warm and sunny. The downer for me is that yesterday I developed pink eye (conjunctivitis) and my eyes feel sore and gritty. Of course, I look like I have had more than one good night on the drink with my bloodshot eyes so I wear sunglasses everywhere. Now I feel like a poser. Hopefully by arrival at St Petersburg my eyes will feel and look better.
We booked a City Highlights tour for today as we knew Helsinki to be small. We have been here four times, it is pretty but there is not much to see. We visited the Lutheran church that is built into the rocks, stopped at the Lutheran Cathedral and drove past the Russian Orthodox church. We saw the stadium built for the 1938 Olympics that were not held until 1952 because of the war. I had an aunt killed here in 1952 when she came for the Olympic Games (mauled to death by a German Shepherd).
I have the afternoon off while Garry is walking around town. My eyes feel gritty and sting from the eye drops so I am going back to the cabin after checking email. I will read a book on my new amazonkindle. I saw Andrée use her amazonkindle when we were in Italy earlier this year, so thanks Andrée for the idea and yes I even have a red cover! Garry gave me the amazonkindle for my birthday in Houston so that I could download books before leaving. With 14 books on it I have enough reading for the trip ..... hmm, I wonder is it too heavy for the Camino?