Like most Finnish cities, Kotka is quite wonderful during summer. It’s s shame we usually come during late spring and can’t see the full glory of the blooming parks.
During the past twenty years Kotka has developed an impressive range of parks with flowers, plants and cultural monuments. We usually strut around the ones closest to the harbour. This year we came quite early in May, so nature hadn’t had time to put on its best. So we decided that we should come again, by car. It’s only about an hours drive from home.
It’s mid-June now and we still haven’t made it to Kotka. And in a few days we’re heading west, and won’t be back for a while. What I would like to do, is to do the sculpture walk. It’s one of the largest of its kind in Finland. I’ve come across quite a few of the sculptures over the years, but never as a collection or as a promenade.
So if you’re into walking in beautiful parks and looking at sculptures, visiting Kotka definitely gets a warm recommendation from me.