Visibility III / V
It's been a long time since we were able to light fires in this part of the west coast. The previous night went wrong because the beach was completely closed just when the fire appeared. However, this time we were lucky.
Before leaving for the evening shift, I packed the camera backpack in the car, because I had a feeling that something might be visible in the sky in the coming night. Just when the work shift ended around 11:15 p.m., it started to seem like the clouds are finally leaving Kokkola. I was thinking about a possible place to ride and I thought of driving inland, if there was a starry sky visible. However, I hooked through a nearby swimming beach and there were nice aurora lights sticking to the camera cell. New plans, and quickly to the nearest somewhat dark place to ride, a few kilometers away.
There was a raft of clouds on the horizon and for a moment it looked like the clouds would gather again to cover the northern sky, but they disappeared as quickly as they appeared. For almost three hours, faint, but clearly visible aurora borealis came and went. The place is not the most optimal, because the port, which is located nearby, produces quite a bit of light pollution over the water, but for this, it is a great place to hang out. However, it would have taken almost an hour to move to better places.