If the maritime views make you thirsty for more, you can continue to Reposaari, accessible from the mainland by a causeway travelling through small islands and islets. A water taxi also connects Reposaari and the centre of Pori in the summer time. The long maritime history of Reposaari is evident in the island’s sights. Places well worth exploring include, for example, the renovated wartime fort on the shore and a Norwegian-style wooden church with its votive ships. There is also a lively guest boat harbour on the island, as well as the largest fishing harbour in the eastern part of the Gulf of Bothnia. Its activities can be viewed for example from the watch tower of the Merimesta fishing centre while enjoying the seafood restaurant’s offerings.
Photo: Vastavalo / Markku Ala-Korpela