This was the northernmost location I had ever cycled in. We were high up in the Arctic and it seemed as if summer did not venture here. The scenery was excellent and the riding as good as it gets on gravel roads.
There was a fierce wind blowing and the waves on Lake Pöyrisjärvi, our destination, were high. On the way back we were met by several quads riding very fast to where we had just come from. At the car park we found several vehicles and staff of the rescue department. We found out that a fishing boat had capsized on the lake and two fishermen of a group of four were missing. Sadly, they had both drowned. The were locals from Näkkälä, so it was a heavy blow for the area.

Photography for this image by TKS-1