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... Not weird under normal circumstances, but it was 14h30 in the afternoon!
Any notion of relaxing immediately on arrival was soon dispelled. The dogs had to be unfastened from the sleds, freed from their harnesses and taken to their kennels. After that we had to prepare their food, which was an interesting experience! We used an axe to chop massive slabs of frozen meat into chunks as snacks, and more of the same to be used in their meat soup for dinner. Not the ...
... were in trouble. When a fellow on the plane who works for the Narvik Newspaper asked if he could take our picture for an article, while amusing, it was also somewhat irritating. All the more so when he told us that there have been problems on this stretch of track for the last three years. Wish I had read that on trip advisor before we left! I would have reconsidered the use of a train pass for sure. We have now been waiting for ...
... the only person staying in here and somehow did not like being here at all.
After a walk around the area I returned to my room in this large ghostly room and simply fell asleep for a few hours.
My biggest worry now was my bike. It was and hopefully still is sitting out front on the old platform. As there is no staff or other people staying at this hotel she is the only vehicle out there. I just prey she is still there in the morning.
... funny as I did not have a clue how to get on or off a horse. We had some cooked moose for our lunch - thankfully not the one we saw.
I have dinner under the stars tonight which I am looking forward too. I have most of my belongings packed for my flights tomorrow.
Signing off now. Till tomorrow.
13th December 2013.
Park Inn, Heathrow, London.
Had great time ...
... had temperatures of around -14 although it's common for it to get to more like -30, but if you're dressed properly it's actually a really refreshing cold. We didn't get to see any Northern Lights (too cloudy and snowy), but that fact barely registered. Superlatives fail me, and it was a weekend that I will never, ever forget.
Beer watch: Well, warm lingonberry juice became a favourite, and the range of vodka cocktails in the Icebar was ...