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... br> By mid afternoon the temperature was up to -5c, it had got warmer by 20 celcius in two days and the snow wasn't letting up either.
We were taking it easy indoors, just reading and watching television, but David was watching the snow build up again, another 8cm or so had fallen so he was back out again. No rest for the wicked!
In the early evening we were starting to get hungry and couldn't be bothered to cook so ...
With most people leaving the cabin yesterday, we had the bedroom which isolates you from the dormlike noise. Without hearing any snores or people shifting in their sleep, we slept really well and were surprised that we hadn't woken once during the night.
We were just going to have a relaxing day. The temperature had risen to -13c which although cold, is considered warm and with the warm weather comes the snow and the wind.
The thermostat ...
It was cold again this morning, even colder than yesterday if we thought it was possible, it was -27c at cabin. On the warmer, Äkäslompolo, side of the fell, the slopes were -15c whilst on the Ylläsjärvi side, it was -26c. We decided to hit the slopes for an hour anyway, as long as we were wrapped up, it should be fine.
Katja and Joonas left to drive back South, Katja had to go back to work before New Year and Joonas was aiming to get to Oulu for ...
... only steered us into a wall of snow at the side of road and we all laughed as hard as our frozen faces would allow.
We left the roads behind for the relative safety of the lake. The lake is frozen solid over winter and solid enough for walkers, cross country skiers and even snow mobiles. The only part of the lake not frozen is a small hole next to the sauna where brave/crazy people will have a dip in the icy water to cool down during their sauna session. Out in ...
... and ski resort. It only takes about an hour to get from Venejärvi to Äkäslompolo and it was a nice drive with a beautiful clear sky albeit freezing cold outside.
Katja and Joonas had driven separately because they will probably leave before us. We met at Maria's dad's cabin in Äkäslompolo and loaded one car with all the snowboards and headed for the slopes. Normally we would park up on the Äkäslompolo side of the fell, but today ...