Hi, my name is Isko Salminen.
I'm an adventure seeker and I love exploring nature with my camera and Australian Shepherd called Fire

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Summer cabining

From the past three weekends we've spend two on our summer cabin. I really love going there to spend some time with the family, hiking in the woods, enjoying the lake and just being outside. And it doesn't hurt that we always try to make something nice on the grill.

Here are some photos from the past two visits.

Mads taking charge of the boat while I focus on taking photos.

Fire enjoying the boat ride.

My new Fjällräven pants.  Waterproofed.

Crossing a river.

Walking to the lake.

Fire across the river.

Barbecued salmon.

The Parents.

Enjoying the lake.

Mads on the way home.

Blue moment

I took this photo last weekend while visiting our summer cabin. As the air temperature drops faster than the temperature of the lake, it creates a mist that beautifully wraps the entire scenery.

If you look at closely, you can see the wood used to build the Midsummer bonfire on the small island. In two weeks time it will be as high as the trees and burn throughout the night. 

Summer’s here & I’m leaving

That’s it, my vacation has officially started. Technically thou, I’m still sitting at the office, but I’m just finishing couple of side projects and making sure all my work files are accessible for everyone while I’m gone. All I need to do now is to clean up my desk and then, in the words of Reel Big Fish: “Sayonara Senorita!”

Work vice this past year has been pretty unbelievable! There have been some really high highs and some really low lows and few emotions that fall somewhere in between. I’ll probably write more about everything when things can be spoken off but for now, I just want to say thanks for everyone. I’m really fortunate for being able to work on some amazing projects, to work side by side with some really talented people, and having the freedom to fully devote my time to something I really enjoy doing.

You stay classy, San Diego!

Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale’s vagina.

— Ron Burgundy, The Legendary Anchorman

In little less than 12 hours, me, Matias and Saara are boarding a plane to (hopefully) sunny California where we are going to spend the next three weeks with The Extended Family™ (We’ll miss you Ninna!), enjoying the best the west coast has to offer.

After a short 20h flight through Brussels and Chicago and we’ll be greeted by Anna and Janne in Los Angeles. They already got there on tuesday as our reconnaissance unit, scouting the locations and getting things ready for us (I assume). From L.A. we’ll make our way to San Diego where we’ve rented a “Hawaiian styled” beach house for the five of us.

But for now, I need to get go home packing and get some sleep. Summer holiday, you have officially started!