Saturday, December 26

Ice Petonk/Boules - Finland (Photo)

I have been playing a form of of the game boules in Finland called 'Petonk'/Pétanque.
Pétanque (French pronunciation: [petɑ̃ːk]) is a form of boules where the goal is, while standing with the feet together in a small circle, to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (jack). The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel, but can also be played on grass or other surfaces. Soft sandy beaches are not suitable. Similar games are bocce and bowls. - Wikipedia
While clearly a summer game, during my last trip to Finland in March we went and played it in the snow.

The snow adds an interesting element to the game. Then again, so does alcohol.

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