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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 ...
23-05-14 Kaamanen (Finland) to Kiruna (Sweden)
After a rather sleepless night in the noisy motel I was in I got up for 8am breakfast and was out and on my way by 9am.
Again the weather was terrible and all I wanted was to get to somewhere near Narvik in Norway and find a nice hotel before the ferry the next day.
I set my satnav up to take me towards the west and across Sweden and finally to Narvik. Looking at the map on the satnav and ...
... 5 Jack Russell's trying to pull 3 adults around the forest would be like trying to nail diarrhea to a wall. So, we were treated to the chauffeuring of Duke the Border Collie, Benjie the sheepdog and Archie the grey old mongrel, amongst others. We were taken across snow covered open fields and through thick pine forests under a prefect blue sky. A truly awesome afternoon. The day got better. After a two hour drive along icy roads we arrived in a tiny Sami village called Ovre ...
... 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 ...