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What is Hamina
Hamina (Swedish: ''Fredrikshamn'') is one of Finland's most important harbours. The town was chartered in 1653 at the proposal of Count Peter Brahe, Governor-General of Finland. Its original name was Veckelax Nystad (Newtown of Veckelax), according to the surrounding countryside, but in 1720s the town was renamed after King Frederick I of Sweden, Landgrave of Hesse (...)
Old wooden houses at the center of the town. Nice.
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About Hamina elsewhere
"Although technically classified as "fast attack craft", the Finnish Defence Forces prefer less aggressive names such as "fast patrol craft" or "fast surface combatant"."
"After Finnish independence in 1917 the Cadet school was moved to Santahamina in Helsinki and in 1920 the premises were occupied by the Reserve Officer School of the newly formed Finnish defence forces."
About places near Hamina
tsihvola from Finland wrote about Hamina's quest harbour beach 4 years, 10 months ago
Right next to downtown Hamina is it's guest boat harbour.... if you just happen to have your windsurfing gear with you on a boat ;o) you are upto a pretty nice flat water ride on westerly, southerly and propably even on easterly winds.
On southerly winds you can start straight from the boat ramp, but beware of the lurking rocks outside of quite narrow boat channel. Otherwise walk a hundred meter straight to the small "beach".
Btw, the "official" spot for Windsurfing in Hamina is Pitkähiekat (HAMINA CAMPING PITKÄHIEKAT
Vilniementie 375, 49400 HAMINA)
There is a festival in Kotka each summer called Kotkan MeripÃ¤ivÃ¤t. In case you like festivals when the streets are filled with drunken people you should love the event. If you're like me, stay away from Kotka then. There really is no other reason either to go there...
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