Ahvis 5: Kotiinpaluu

(Åland’s pancakes) //
”What shall we do during this ship journey?” ”I’m tired, so I could go for a nap.” ”Me too.” //
”I’m not tired, so I’m going to see the ship. See you later!” //
”Damn it’s boring to hang around a ship all by myself…” //
”I rather lie awake in a dark room.”

”I’m going to get a ride back to Helsinki from a friend of mine. How are you going to get back?” ”I’ll spend the night at my aunt’s and come by some bus tomorrow.” ”I’m just trying to figure that out. All trains are full-booked.” //
”And there’s only one bus tonight – fifteen minutes after this ship comes to the harbor!” //
”It’s about a kilometer from the harbor to the bus station so you just might make it. I’ll come to show you the way.” ”Thanks! It would be nice to get home for the night.” //
”C’mon! These are the seventh red lights within a kilometer!” //
”I missed the bus by one minute. Thanks a lot, traffic lights.” ”I guess my aunt would let you stay at her house.” //
”I really don’t…” ”Take off your hat and beg.” //
”I don’t have a hat.” ”Take off your helmet and beg.”

”…so that’s what happened.” ”Sure you can both stay here for the night. Come on in.” //
”Sorry, I don’t think I can take two bikes in this bus.” ”No problem, we’ll wait for the next one.” //
”Yes, I think we can fit those bikes in here.” ”Great, thanks!” //
”Bye bye!” ”Buy, then!” //
”Ahvis was a pretty nice adventure after all.” ”You’re right. By the way… can I get the recipe for those rosemary biscuits of yours?” //
”Of course. First mix 50 grams of butter with 50 grams of sugar…” ”I don’t remember it if you just tell it to me!” ”Oh.” THE END

Bonusluku – Bonus chapter
”Sorry for the bumpy ride.” ”That’s what he said!” //
”Hit me.”

Ottaen huomioon, että tämä oli 15-sivuinen arjakuva lintubongaamisesta, se kertoo yllättävän vähän lintubongaamisesta. Myös: polkupyörien piirtäminen on kamalaa.
This comic tells surprisingly little about bird watching considering it was a 15-page comic about bird watching. Also: drawing bikes is terrible.

Ahvis 4: Tuulta ja lintuja

”Hey, it’s those box bike people!” //
Royal waving

”Wake up, it’s half past four. Time to go bird watching again.” //
”Brrr, it’s cold!” //
”Look, two white-tailed eagles!” ”Again?” ”I never thought seeing white-tailed eagles might get boring but, apparently, that can happen, too.”

It was windy on Åland. ”Can we please go down? I’m actually a bit scared.” ”Wait… A northern shoveler.” ”Yes, I see him too.” //
”I need to keep pedaling so that we won’t stop.” ”But… we’re going downhill.” //
”I know!” //
”My trash!” ”My pizza!” //
”Hey guys! We saw 76 different bird species, one of which was an ace species!” ”So no-one else saw that (probably) lesser spotted eagle!” ”Neither did I… But good job, we!” TO BE CONTINUED…

Ahvis 3: Matkalla

The drivers at the bus station looked at my bike in a weird way… ”Please don’t come into my bus, please…” //
…but the driver of my bus was just the best: ”What is that tank?” //
My aunt who lives in Turku accommodated me for the night. I also met one of my cousins after a long time. //
”I wonder how I’m going to get the cargo bike into the ship?” //
”Apparently the same way all the other bikes get there.”

”What shall we do for the next six hours?” ”We could get something for lunch.” ”And take a nap. We won’t be sleeping that much next night.” //
”Three tickets to the lunch buffet, please.” ”Will you pay separately?” ”Yes, we will.” //
”I don’t think we’re as stylish as all the other restaurant customers…” //
”Excuse me, there are plates for only two in our table but there are three of us…” ”I see…” //
”It might be because one of you is a child.” ”!” //
”Oh, no… I think you’re an adult after all.”

”Where are we going to meet Kalla?” ”At the Sports Center. She gets a ride from some friend of hers.” //
”It’s 16 kilometers… that way!” //
”Hey, it’s five o’clock! The competition begins!” ”Let’s watch some birds!” TO BE CONTINUED…

Ahvis 2: Laatikko

”Mankind’s best invention since the wheel: cargo bike. Kalla can travel in it.” //
”Where are you going to get a cargo bike from?” ”Friends of the Earth, Nature League and 4H have one you can borrow for free.” //
”Just sign there, and here are the keys.” ”Thank you! I’ll bring it back next Monday.” //
”Let’s go!”

”Ow, my butt.” //
”Well, let’s try again!” //
”Now we’re talking!” //
”I could go for lunch…” //
”…and buy some food.” //
”And now home.”

”Wait a second…” //
”…there’s a hole in my trouser butt. And blood.” //
”I probably got a wound and tore my trousers when I fell over. …and then I went for lunch and to the grocery store wearing bloody and torn trousers.” //
”How am I always this elegant?” //
”The ship to Åland leaves from Turku. So I have to get the box bike first from Helsinki to Turku. I can’t take a bike this big to a train.” //
”Bus company, hello.” ”Hi. Can I take a cargo bike into your bus?” ”Uhh… Yes?” TO BE CONTINUED…

Ahvis 1: Suunnitelma

”Oh, hi, Kalla!” ”Hello, Kati and Brony! Mind if I join you?” ”Not at all.” //
”So, what’s up with you?” //
”I’m trying to find myself a team for Ahvis.” ”Ahvis? What’s that?” //
”Åland’s bird watching competition.” ”Biology students have it every year.” //
”It’s in mid-April but I still don’t have a team.” ”Hmm…” //
”It sure sounds like fun. Can non-biology students attend, too?” ”Sure!” //
”I’ve always wanted to go Ahvis but there has always been something else… And now I’m about to graduate so this might be my last chance…” ”What do you say – would the three of us make a good Avis team?” ”Why not!”

”Brony has a telescope too, don’t you?” ”Yes, and I can borrow my dad’s tripod.” ”Awesome!” //
”But are we going to be a bike team or a car team? It’s easier to move around with a car but I don’t have one.” //
”Neither do I, and I wouldn’t want to drive, either.” //
”I don’t have a driver’s license.” //
”Bike team it is.” ”Hmph…” //
”I don’t want to ride a bike. I’m just not fit enough.” ”How about renting a tandem bike?” //
”I really don’t want to pedal!” ”What are we going to do then?” //
”Guys. I have an idea that will solve every problem we have. Alternatively, it will kill my legs. Maybe both.” TO BE CONTINUED…

Merkittäviä tapahtumia

Hannibal has crossed the Alps. //
The Eagle has landed. //
Kati has handed in her master’s thesis.

Ihan totta puhuen lähetin graduni proffalle sähköpostilla istuessani yöpukusillani keittiön pöydän ääressä. Enkä ole siis valmistunut vielä, mutta gradu on proffalla syynissä, joten sinne päin mennään…
To be quite honest, I sent my thesis to the professor by e-mail while sitting by my kitchen table in my pyjamas. I haven’t graduated yet, but the professor is grading my thesis, so getting there…

Suuret kiitokset mahtaville graduohjaajilleni!
A million thanks to my awesome thesis supervisors!