Finland, day 8

Last day! We got up early, ate some breakfast, then headed out to take some pictures of the city. Unfortunately the weather didn’t really cooperate with us, so I’m not sure how they’re going to turn out between the rain, fog, and lack of daylight. I haven’t done much photography where your exposure times are close to a second, so it’ll be interesting to see how they turn out.

After that we finished packing, checked out of the hotel, and headed to the airport for the flight home. I did a little shopping at the duty free where I picked up some chocolate and a couple liters of Finnish vodka.

The flight from Helsinki to New york didn’t go that well at first. Because the airport was really fogged in, we were a little worried that we’d be grounded. That turned out not to be a problem, but we had a stuck de-icing valve on the center rear engine that almost grounded us. Fortunately the pilot got it working and we took off about 15 minutes late. Other than that, no other issues cropped up and I finally got into the house at about 10:00 in the evening.

Good night.