Following the usual somewhat difficult wakeup and rush to the 8:40 ferry, we were divided into three groups, because the Töölö practice fields had been put into use and the presence of the environmental team was now required there as well. I was, in fact, initially placed there and only spent the first two days in Messukeskus because the area was not in use. So this time I went along with the Get Together Area group, since both the areas are next to the Olympic Stadium.
The Töölö working area was quite large, consisting of several fields and surrounding seats and areas, the Sonera stadium, a couple of recycling stations we theoretically had to watch, and the areas surrounding the Ice Hall, including a small practice hall inside. It took some 30 minutes to patrol all the areas, however the workload there made it like a spa vacation compared to Messukeskus. The people passing through did not litter very much and the recycling stations were very rarely used, thus it was enough to just check the bins occasionally. Elina, who was our leader in that area consistently reminded us to take coffee breaks and have lunch, so we made sure to remember to do a little work occasionally between the breaks.
|Empress, the only cruise ship doing turnarounds in Tallinn every season since 2011, was visiting that day.|
After work we all gathered and went to Töölö sports hall, where lots of various gymnastics equipment was installed, free for everyone to try. In one area there was ribbons, hula hoops and such, in another one trampolines, in a third one various mats and there was also a fourth, separate area with more difficult things such as balance beams, still rings and even bars. Had there been uneven bars I would have had something to do there too since I have a little experience with those, but tweaking them to uneven didn't seem worthwhile, so I just stayed in the first three areas I mentioned.
|Mommy look I'm flying!|
|You see kids, doing a somersault isn't at all that difficult, at first you prep...|
|... and then land on the bottom!|
|Spectators at the Helsinki Cathedral|
|Silja Serenade on her way out|
|After finishing work we met a person giving away Gymnaestrada balloons so at one point the girls' room looked like this - from the balloons that hadn't been used for making funny voices, that is.|