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Lappland Trip - Day 19 - Finland


N 67.66048°, E 24.90870°


The day started well. Whilst driving back out of the borders area we saw a red squirrel and lots of wild reindeer, including an albino one. We also chanced upon a genuine log flume that's been nicely  restored and had lots of really good interpretation material around it: as well as the usual wooden shelter, toilets, log store etc so people could stay a while and enjoy the area.

Thankfully, as our rough direction back is intended to be a pretty consistent southwest, we didn't have to retrace the trunk road up and have spent most of the day bumbling down a back road, sometimes gravel, sometimes tarmac, but all of it through very pleasant scenery. The lunch stop in particular was very pretty (pic).

Unfortunately, as much as the day started well, it's ended quite badly. We have developed truck problems revolving around the fuel delivery system. We've limped to the biggest town we could reach and are now pretty much stuck. We're at the co-ordinates shown and it's pleasant enough - we've even seen a mountain hare hopping idly by the truck from here. 

Naturally though, we're preoccupied and  keen to try to resolve the issue.

I've tried a few fixes but haven't been able to sort the problem so far, further details to follow when I have more information.

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