Walking around the Canary islands – a gourmet cruise – summer 2019

Our reliable work horse Sy Naneux “alias” Atlantic Navigator

This time a very different cruise. Our gourmet cruise started already from the aiport of Stockholm. We had some time to spend when waiting for the connecting flight.

We took the opportunity and took one glass of champagne. That is a good starter for a holiday, after that we tasted various kind of beers and a great burger for the road.

Stockholm Arlanda
Nice details in the beer cooling cabinet

The island of Gomera

Our gallery photos are all about wandering in the island of Gomera. The island is much similar to the island of La Palma. Mountaineous and green. The villages are original and facinating. The villages remind me of the Galichian towns of Bayona and A Coruna. The food you get here is much alike!

We decided not to cook dinners in the boats galley. We decided to try the culinary possibilities than Canarian restaurants can offer. Breakfast is though a must with new bread, fresh coffee and vegetables in our yacht Atlantic Navigator.

The capitol of the island Gomera is San Sebastian de Gomera. A lively town with a Spanish / Canarian atmosphere. Good food and nice restaurants and cafés. We also found a nice barber Shop that the two old sea dogs really needed. We even found a local dancing place in one of the gardens that the city walls hided. Local wine and meat stew was great.

Mountains are stunning and we found the Laurel forests in the midle of the island. Fine hiking routes have been made. The hill sides are steep and hard to walk for such old sea dogs. In the harbour of San Sebastian we bacame friends with a couple of sports fishermen and one real fish catcher from the state of Panama. We got fresh fish every morgning and for free. The Sword fish is now in Gomera surrounding waters and ewerybody is here, I´we never seen so many Marlin and Sword fish boats any where else I´we been sailing. Busy time for the guys with the lures every morning. Many good coffee places and evening restaurants down town. The harbor facilities are nice and the old town is right beside the harbour.

The island of Tenerife

We wait a few days for the wind to calm down. Next morning we head to La Palma. We have head wind and are beating hard against the waves. The North East point of Gomera passed and the wind remains the same. We decide to head to the North West point of Tenerife with the wind from aside.

Another gourmet dinner follows with our friends from Belgium. Karl & Val Belgian 5 star Restaurant. “Belgian style Mussells” and excellent Chablis vine. Los Gigantes appeared to us as a nice village with steep and winding roads. One very bad thing for a sailor, the harbor facilities had gone really bad, very untidy and no service at all. We can not give any positive comments.

We move Southwards to the big harbour of Adeje. We try to get fuel there with no succes. A nice drink in the afternoon sunshine and after that we continue to Las Galletas. Lazy days at Las Galletas, what a nice place. We eat excellent pizza at Gianduia, the furthermost cafe at the beach boulevard and of course a marvellous dinner in La Marina, a great fish restaurant. Old fishing village with Canarian roots.

We sail back to San Miguel. Our crew made a few trips to the North coast of Tenerife and to the top of the Teide.

Excellent dinners continue at Puerto de San Miguel in restaurant Golden Bay in Avenida del Atlantico.

At the capitol of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, we visit a place well known of its cheese and wine collection, Wine and Cheese Bar in 6 Paseo Millicias de Garachico.

In Puerto San Miguel, Sakura Tiepanyaki is of course The Place for Japanese food in the paseo Playa San Miguel and Punta de la Carrera.

The last but not least was the Wok China Town, really interesting cross kitchen buffet with sushi, chinese cuisine and seafood from Canaries. This restaurant is located in Chafiras, not far away from Puerto San Miguel.

Thank you Gomera

First set of landscape photos with my Leica T

Finally now I can attach my fathers 50 mm, Ernst Leitz 1:2 Summar lens to Leica T.

I have a long time wanted to do that. But finally it is there. It even looks nice. I know the hand made lens more than 50 years old, represents values of craftmanship from Ernst Leitz Wezlar.

I´m proud to bring you the vivid colours that this lens produces. Some photos are with the Leicat 11 – 23 Vario Elmar 1:3,5 – 4,5.

I like Leica T camera and especially the way that I can handle the process of taking a photo. It is not the fastest way of doing it but quite a nice learning process. The manual 50 mm lens with Kipon adapter L 39-L makes the camera lens a small telephoto , also the cropped cell affects that.

The photographs are with no adjustments. “The soft colour after the sunset” is heavily cropped and “The returning of a boat” I used a little light adjustment.

Leica T and Ernst Leitz Wezlar 50 mm lens

My personal contribution to the ecological threaths

some new uppdates summer 2019

Solar panels have been chosen and the installations of a solar power plant of 9500 kWh is under construction late autumn 2019

Please go to: JPconstruction pahttps://jpconstructionsite.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/my-contribution-to-the-ecological-threaths/ge

J Pohjola Construction

Minun sijoitukseni ympäristöuhkiin, ilmaston lämpenemiseen, vesien saastumiseen sekä ihmisten pienempään kulutukseen henkilökohtaisela tasolla.

  • Olemme perheenä siirtyneet ekologisempaan lämmitysmuotoon ja leikanneet lähes puolet sähkönkulutuksestamme jo vuonna 2007 / 2008.
  • Lämmitämme aurinkoenergialla huhtikuusta – syyskuuhun lähes koko lämpimän veden tarpeen. 2007 – 2016.
  • Poltamme talvikuukausina sahateollisuuden jätteestä  valmistettua pellettiä, jolla lämmitämme talomme.
  • jätevesijärjestelmän muuttaminen ekologisemmaksi. Käsittelemme jätevetemme  3 – osaisessa käsittelylaitoksessa.
  • Vaihdoimme automme vahäkulutuksisiin pikkuautoihin.
  • Valaistusta olemme pyrkineet vaihtamaan ekologiseen suuntaan 12v halogeeneihin ja uusiin led valoihin
  • Istutamme osan kasviksista ja kompostoimme oman multamme.

Haluaisin lähivuosina siirtyä tuottamaan osan käyttämääni sähköä itse omalla tontillamme.

Minua harmittaa maatalouden käyttämättömät heinäpaalit, joita näen koko Varsinais-Suomen alueella. Haluaisin löytää niille hyötykäyttöä.

Haluaisin löytää ratkaisun muovisissa elintarvikepakkauksissa käytettyihin menetelmiin.

Waste water treatment and our Bio reactor

Ecological heating systems

Plants grown on our own greenhouses

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Some new shots with my new Leica T and Leica Super Vario Elmar

My new Leica T camera is a second hand buy, reasonable priced and with a nice camera interphase. Not many buttons! It also has a Wifi connection direct to my phone or to my laptop like my old Nikon 700 studio outfit has. Some new learning processes needed for an older photographer. Quite nice and handy to operate with.

New lens for Leica T. I did not choose Leica T kit lens Leica 18-56 mm. It has too low aperture for normal lens and I have used those angles quite a lot. I also have the Nikkor 50 mm. 1:1,2. A magnifiicient lens fot the night owl. So I chose according to the photographers previews. My recent shots are often landscape scenery or town wievs. The super wide angle Vario Elmar TL 11-23 mm lens suits me good although the aperture 1: 3,5 – 4,5 is not so good, so I have to grab my stative. My Sigma 15 mm 1:2,8 lens for my Nikon 700 is with better aperture, but a bit too much a fish eye lens for me. I have to cut often away from the edges. I looked through the photos of other photographers and liked what I saw taken with Leica TL Super Elmar 11-23mm.

I took my first photo throuhg my telescopes rubber eye ring so that I could go through the Leica interphase . Later this week I got my Super wide angle Elmar lens. some test shooting will follow.

Portrait of my collaque with this wide angle lens and the wifi arrangement . Quite good result. Next Photo from my terrrace Airisto sunset with some crop of the sea, taken with 100 ASA . I waited till the sun was down. Now we have to look at a new angle to my photographs. Often a change with a camera and a new lens brings something new!

Choosing a new street camera. The reason why I look through my best travel photos!

Here I have nearly a hundred photos, / 50 of them are with Nikon and Nikkor lenses, /40 are with Fuji X Pro1 and Fuji 35mm / 1:1,4 lens. / 7 fotos are with cellphone LG G4. Cellphone photos can not be enlarged a lot but they still are within an average quality standards. Do not try to get good landscape photos with a cellphone camera. I lost my Fuji X Pro1, sad. My new street camera will be a Leica T with a selection of Ernst Leitz optics.

I chose this camera because of it’s size and the quality Leica represents to me. I have photographed a lot with a Leica film camera. I have especially one 50 mm Summar lens, that I want to use. It is more than 50 years old but it’s optics and the whole lens are hand made Ernst Leitz quality. For seaside photos I still have my old Nikon 700 which also tolerate some drops of water. Nikon D 700 is a solid camera that never fails. But remember to have your memory card in the slot, it does not have any memory of it’s own.

My cellphone gets better every 3 years, when I buy a new one. Today it is Huawei Pro 20, with 3 Leica lenses, a super camera as a cellphone.

When the shooting situation is optimal you can also crop and enlarge cell phone photos.

Design management at Kipinä business park

  • Design
  • Colours
  • Functionality
  • Ideas
  • photos

The essential elements in design for Kipinä business park atmosphere is to mirror the high quality business ideas used and planned in Kipinä yritystalo premises.

Colours – forms – materials – spacial elements – interior design – business ideas

Coworking space at Kipinä yritystalo

Year 2018 – almost a whole year with my LG, G 4 phone. The only camera.

The most beautifull year 2018

Winter 2018 was mild. Ice period only lasted two months or so.

This year was busy with a lot of building work in our premises in Turku in Kipinä yritystalo.

I had several trips to the archipelago of Turku to vitsit Eva. February at last we saw the sunshine in the Canaries. A short maintenance trip to our sailing yacht .

Spring was almost there when we came back. Warm days and a lot of sunshine. Ice melted faster than it came.

Åland islands scenery appear fragile in the Moring mist in the month of aprill.

Rödhamn, Åland islands

Pics of the year 2018

The summer trips aroud the Åland islands is somehing that you just can’t forget. Summer 2018 was exeptionally warm. The best of the summer days were there. We enjoyed the warm summer moments

Mist above Casa Marina

Airisto seen from Casa Marina as beautiful as you can see during the lazy summer days.

A sailing contest in Turku and the archipelago. Airisto Classic regatta brought a lot of the classic sailing yachts to Airisto.

Mein Shiff 2 left the yard Meyer Werff in Turku. Compass buoy check in Airisto.

Mein Shiff 2

Beautiful landscape colours on the country roads in the autumn.

Stormälö fields

Late winter days came at last.

This year I took almost all my photos with LG L 4 mobile phone camera. Mein Shiff 2 and Baltic Classic masters sailing contest is photographed with my old Nikon 700 and Tamron 300 ED, F 2,8 lens.

Many thank´s for your time of watching the 2018 gallery

Some wide angle photographs of the beaches and harbors

Some of the photographs are taken with the Fuji X Pro wide angle program, some faults occur. Other photographs are with my Nikon 700 and the new Sigma 15mm fisheye lens.

These photos are from my recent trips in Europe.

 

Early morning – Atlantic fishing village

First Morning sun rays and the sea mist starts a new morning for us. Morning stroll in the sand and the smell of fresh fish from the fishing vessels. It could not be better. You have been resting from the past days sailing work and an exciting day is starting for the whole crew.

We are somewhere in Galichia and heading to the Finisterré with sunshine and perfect wind for southward sailing.  Cooking fresh Cafe du Lait with our french skipper aboard. We all like this beautiful fishing village by the Atlantic Ocean.

It was also interesting to calculate the tide properly in order to go asleep, because we tied loose to the fishing pier as the fishermen do. The sun played a colorful game in the windows next morning.

It was also a well scheduled visit because the fishing vessels needed refueling. We stood in the way. Off we go!

Screen saver Photos

Screen saver photos that I´ve been using as background photos adding the text on the top. Photos have been used in an Internet cafe chain called Cybercafe. Mostly photos are 1280 x 1024 pix. This format is today a bit old but still usable when creating web pages.

Please use them when in need. There are four season in the photos.

Some photos are taken by my sister Maarit Pohjola and my friend Pertti Pöllä.

 

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Banner photos of the Sea

First of May publication!

Banner photographs of the Sea

Lands End in Portugal  –  Finnish icy islet, Airisto  –  Arrifana bay, Atlantic coastline Portugal  –  Dutch sand banks, Friesland  –  Funchal, Madeira  –  La Palma, Macronesian Islands  –  Kökar, An Island in the sun, Åland Archipelago  –  Banco Coral Patch, Atlantic Ocean

Feel free to use these banners in your pages. Keep me informed with a e-mail to jukka.pohjola@gmail.com

The icy winter period 2016 was very short

The sea was very warm in the autumn and the ice came middle of January. Before the beginning of February it was all over and done with. Now the first week of February it has been some nice spring feelings already. The ice melted as fast as it came, the last weeks winter  storm blew the floating ice flakes away.

Now we wait for the spring. There will be cold periods but the neck of the winter is broken!

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