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... falafel sandwiches from a typical burger-deli van you find on almost every street corner through Manhattan. The temperature was -7c and had been even colder the few days before our arrival. The next couple of days were below freezing but blue skies and sunshine made up for the coldness.
Thoroughly enjoyed South America and thoroughly enjoyed New York especially binging on burgers, pancakes and delicious ...
... for me, purely for the characterful and honest old lady. Strongly recommend if anyone is in Posio.
Within the next couple of days we head off north for a few hundred kilometers to Tromso-Norway.
From here the real test for Banksy will start, we will drive the entire length of Norway through tunnels, over bridges and over several mountain passes which include the scary one featured on Top Gear, Trollstigen.
... for it anymore… not like us visitors, with our eyes glued to the sky.
Ok, so it was a little disappointing with the bad light, but it was interesting to see a working farm, talk to the herdsman, and hear about how they live and work. I enjoyed it, and hey, I now have a Reindeer driving license ;O)
Back at the ranch, I've left everyone playing Uno, and have come to get sorted for bed. We left for Ruka at 9am this morning, ...
... but they are also good at hugs and kisses. Best. Day. EVER!
On the ride back to Basecamp, everyone was still buzzing. We spotted a little old dude on a kicksled too, which got us quite excited haha. A lot of us said if it wasn't for the frozen fingers / toes -plus the hefty price tag- we'd be back out there for the whole day of dog sledding on Saturday. Might start training Jasper up... it would never work, though -he'd be on the sled with me ...
... foot, which promptly lands us on our **** in the snow as the excess plastic digs into the snow hehe It is not as difficult as it seems to get back up. It's a lot of fun, and my team wins ;O) ...probably due to the employment of rugby tackles and netball tactics haha.
After we seem proficient enough on our feet, and we are suitably warmed up, Teddy leads us into the forest on a walk out into Oulanka National Park. Everyone ambling ...