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... and whilst not heavy, it was enough to tip the balance and we returned to base, everyone eating their lunch together in our room.
During the afternoon I blogged whilst the rest went to look at the Sami centre, a large building dedicated to promote the Sami culture but containing little of direct interest to the casual tourist – it was more of a conference centre.
We splashed out a ...
... and was to remain so for a couple of years. When Finland finally sued for peace with Soviet Russia, its’ people then found themselves fighting the Germans, who adopted a scorched earth policy whilst they retreated. All this meant that only 13 buildings remained standing by the end of the conflicts, and virtually all we could see, obviously, dated from post 1945. This included the cruise ship 'Marco Polo’ which we ...
... if not thousands of years was a site of religious significance to the Inari Sami. From the texts I’ve read, it’s a little unclear whether there is a specific rock on the island or whether the whole raised part is the rock but in any case, there is one called Ukonkivi (Ukon’s stone) , which is presumably where worshipping and sacrifices were carried out. The other island of note was nearby, much flatter and sandier and for generations this is where Inari people ...
... into the vastness of this area.
Within a couple of hours, it was lunch time. We pulled off the road to find a nice picnic spot and soon found a lovely meadow full of flowers. Sadly, we weren’t able to enjoy it other than from inside the car as the insects were voracious, making sitting outside quite untenable.
Our next stop was a small town called Sodankylš and the reason for so doing was that there was a rarity there, a wooden church that actually ...
... is a devil and to make matters worse the whole place is
soon hidden in a mass of mist.
Riding along now becomes a real nightmare. The road has a very thin
scattering of snow and in all this mist and falling snow its almost impossible
to see the road. Unlike most other roads in Norway this one for some reason does
not have snow poles.
With this road much of the time hugging cliff edges I have to take extreme
care and much of the time I find myself doing no more ...