Had no idea that you spent a lot of time in Finland danrok. Was there over Easter in Oulu, many moons ago, that's located at 65 degrees North Latitude. There was still four feet of snow on the ground. I sincerely hope that Daniel's mountain retreat loses its thick snow cover well before Easter! Wait a minute, the sea is frozen around the Channel Islands??! Holy crud banana men, our forecast still says ten below freezing nights to come. I'm glad that you're a group of hardy pioneers up thar in the mountains!