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I forgot to post the last few days.

On this day, we took a ferry ride to Suomenlinna Fortress. It was about a twenty minute ride and we spent the bulk of the day roaming the island. Suomenlinna is a sea fortress right off of Helsinki. It encompasses six islands. It was built in 1748 as protection against Russian expansionism.

The island makes for a nice day trip now. You can walk around the fortress. There are several cafes as well as museums and other historical spots. There were cannons lining the walls. You could go into the tunnels in the walls. It was pitch black inside, so I stayed out. The water is all the Gulf of Finland/Baltic Sea.

This will mostly just be a photo collage.

Those are all swans.

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