Leisure and sports
My happiest childhood memories are connected with the beach in Kuokkala. As yesterday, I remember the days spent in the morning on the beach at my booth. This booth was an indispensable accessory for rented dachas. The dacha was rented only entirely. It never occurred to anyone to rent or rent a dacha from room to room. And in the spring, as soon as the summer residents moved to the dacha they had rented, the owner put the booth on a cart and drove it to the beach, where, together with my father, they chose a place for "our" booth. Often there were so many booths that they were lined up in two rows (naturally, in the less convenient second row, booths were placed late in moving to the country). <…>
… during the day, in the heat, the beach buzzed like a beehive, with a swarm of children's voices, joyful, frightened when they plunged, mischievous when playing, but always muffled by water, blurry, unsharp. This beach music is heard even now, and I still love it very much. What a miracle of fun, entertainment, mischief, ease of communication, theatrical and festive impromptu was this Kuokkala!
— D.S.Likhachev, "Memories"