Travel Blogs from Umeň
... she actually is. To add to our feelings of homesickness, John Crossley sent us quite a few photos of our garden and patio, which he had been working on, all photos taken in sunshine and everything looking lovely – why are we doing this, we ponder on days such as today???
That evening we consoled ourselves with a roast filet of pork dinner and hoped that the morning would bring better weather, any improvement would be a bonus! Tomorrow ...
... to use that quote from Braveheart. The chill was maybe a nice 2 or 3 degrees. There was still ice and slush on the ground in places but altogether it was perfect Scandanavian running weather!
I had my little route planned all out but I saw that in Umeo, much like Victoria, there are two bridges in relatively close proximity crossing a frigid, yet still unfrozen, waterway. I decided to run across them, over to one side then ...
... is, paying billions of dollars to recover from climate change induced super storms, while continually pumping GHG into the atmosphere, and maintaining a hydrocarbon (fossil fuel) based energy system. Electric car production has increased but has still not caught on, most likely partly due to fears of where the energy will come from and at what cost, not to mention the high cost of these cars in the USA. Of course, the cost of gasoline alone could propel ...
... so Jessica, Asa, Albin, Karin and I walked to the cemetery to check out the candles. We brought along matches and two small tea lights that Jessica lit for her dog. It looked like the cemetery was filled with fairy lights. Almost every grave had a candle on it. I think that we found possibly the cutest grave I have ever seen. It was a Swedish cartoon character of a ghost of a little boy who is not very good at scaring people, sort of the Swedish version of Casper. ...
I am safely in Sweden, and I do believe that trip was one of the loneliest things I have ever done - especially because when I arrived in Sweden, I was all by myself AND everyone was speaking in Swedish. Kind of refreshing though - it's easier to relax when you're not listening to everyones conversation. I almost missed my flight to Umea, I had misread the gate number! But luckily I made it.
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