24 syyskuuta 2021

Friday Bliss #158 - Route Helsinki - Turku - Kustavi

Lahnajärvi Cafe is situated midway from Helsinki to Turku. It was one of Finland's first roadside cafes and it was opened in 1952, the year when Helsinki hosted the Summer Olympics. As the highway passed the cafe, it ran into trouble and was closed for a couple of years. The new owner thoroughly renovated the cafe and reopened it in 2020. The tourist is offered coffee and delicious pastries from their own bakery and food of course. There is also a local farm shop and beach. 

Tuesday night is an evening for motorcyclists at Lahnajärvi cafe. Photo moottori.fi

Lahnajärvi Cafe is very nostalgic to us. We stopped there of course
and had a cup of coffee with their delicious bakery.

Before reaching Kustavi, one has to drive over this stunning Kaitainen Bridge in Taivassalo. It is very high and to me who is afraid of high places, driving over it was thrilling. The bridge was built in the Kaitainen Strait, where traffic was previously handled by two ferries. The Kaitainen Bridge in Taivassalo is one of the longest bridges in Finland. It is almost 500 meters long and has an underpass height of 13.5 meters. The bridge was completed in 1982. The views from this bridge represent the Taivassalo seascape at its best. As it was not possible to stop on the narrow bridge, I searched online for a couple photos where you can see the bridge in all its splendor.

Photo Kari Hirvo

This week I had simply Anemone hupehensis in a bottle.

Wishing you all a relaxing & sunny weekend, stay well & healthy!
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26 kommenttia:

  1. Guten Morgen Riita,
    vielen Dank für deinen interessanten Bericht über die Brücke usw.
    Ich mag sehr gute Berichte und freue mich darüber.
    Leider findet man das nicht sehr oft.
    Richtig gute R-eiseberichte sind so selten auf vielen Blogs.
    Mir gefallen deine Herstanemonen sehr sehr gut, hab viel Freude damit.
    Mit lieben Grüßen und ebenso ein schönes Wochenende Eva

    1. Yes, people mostly post only photos. I do that too thinking that everybody is busy. But sometimes I tell more, especially about art exhibitions or interesting tourist attractions.

      It is awfully rainy here at the moment, Warm greetings to you Eva.

  2. Liebe Riitta,
    in Deutschland gibt es auch recht lange und vor allem auch hohe Brücken, und ich habe auch mit Höhenangst zu kämpfen, so dass mir manchmal auch nicht wohl ist, wenn ich über eine solche Brücke fahren muss. Ich habe ja schon Probleme, wenn ich aufs Dach steigen muss...
    Das Café sieht schön aus und ich würde schon allein deswegen dort hinein gehen, weil sie eine eigene Bäckerei haben, Brot esse ich sehr gerne.
    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende.

    Viele liebe Grüße

    1. Hello Wolfgang,
      Driving over this bridge was really thrilling and the view was splendid. Unfortunately we could not stop to take photos of the sea. Have a nice weekend.

  3. Liebe Riitta,

    Dein Herbstanemonenstrauß schaut wunderschön aus, ich mag diese Staude so sehr, sie ist so pflegeleicht und ihre Blüten sind ein Traum. Bei uns wächst sie an vielen Stellen im Garten.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

    1. Ja, Herbstanemones sind sehr schön und blühen eine lange Zeit.

  4. Dear Riitta,
    what a wonderful journey - the bridge is an interesting building and the photo bridge over sea is great!
    Thank you for your comment, I know Imatra, the best memory is Imatran Inkeri - is this the right name?
    It's been a long time since I was in imatra,

    1. Yes Kirsi, Imatran Inkeri is the right expression. Every year some local notable person is elected as Imatran Inkeri. I spent my childhood & school years there.

  5. Wow! The flowers are so pretty.

  6. Dear Rifitta
    Thanks for the intersting information about the bridge. I loved to read it.
    Your anemones are wonderful and they look lovely in the vase.
    Have a blissful friday and hugs

  7. Hello Riitta,
    I know Lahnajärvi too. Nice roadside cafe'.
    Your anemone is awesome.
    Enjoy your weekend! Better weather next week. ;)

  8. Delicious looking pastry and coffee at the popular cafe. Lovely view of the lake. Beautiful photos of the bridge. The pretty flowers and bottle are very matching. Have a great weekend.

  9. Enpä ole Lahnajärvellä pysähtynyt sen jälkeen, kun moottoritie valmistui. Ennen se oli sellainen puolimatkan krouvi.
    On tuo Taivassalon silta upea!

  10. Dearest Riitta,
    thanks most sincerely for hosting and for sharing always such amazing shots from your wonderful Land!
    May your weekend ahead be filled with joy and smiles
    Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  11. Lovely! That's weird for me in lockdown seeing so many people in the biker photo!! Have a great weekend~

  12. Belas fotografias e aquele bolo deve de ser delicioso.
    Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  13. Hi Riitta!

    What a gigantic bridge! I hope you had a nice day there in Kustavi!

    Your anemones, which I love very much, are also wonderful!

    Warm greetings


  14. ...a beautiful trip, thanks for taking me along.

  15. Your purple vase make the anemones look so pretty! Had no idea motorcycling was such a popular sport where you live:) It was where we lived before, in Northern California I would visit that coffee shop, the dessert looks delicious!

    1. We stopped there some other day than Tuesday, but still there were a few motorcyclists...

  16. Dear Riitta!
    The bridge is beautiful. A moment of relaxation while traveling is needed. Coffee and cake are a great idea. Your anemones are very beautiful.
    Hugs and greetings.

  17. Hi Riitta,
    such a wonderful trip you made! Lovely pictures from water and landscapes, and delicious bakery :O)
    Happy and joyful weekend to you!
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  18. I hope you enjoyed your trip. The cafe sounds interesting and the baked goods look so good!

  19. Thank you for sharing this bridge!

  20. Se ve precioso el puente con el paisaje azul. El ramo de flores es muy bonito. Besos.


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