The days were so long. Early in the morning at 4am the bright sunlight is so glaring that without thick drapes one has a very rude awakening. At 10pm there is still light and again without those thick drapes to block out the light it was impossible to fall asleep.But I got increasingly used to it that it didn't bother me anymore. It allowed for a lot more activity to compensate for the long winters. Here in the Lake district of Finland, in Savonlinna, it was glorious. The tall ships is passing by taking many happy tourists, mostly from Finland. One is hard pressed to find any foreign tourists here. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Finland.