Down by the banks of the river
Trip Start Feb 02, 2010
97Trip End Feb 02, 2011
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We cooked dinner on the fire in clouds of mosquitos then climbed into bed satisfied and tired. In the morning we woke sweltering in the tent which was in full sun. Because of the amount of mosquitos we have to keep the tent fully closed and it becomes like a sauna in there when the sun is out and no fresh breeze can flow in.
While our clothes were hanging on a line in the sun and breeze, we went for a walk further down the dirt road. Along the way we found so many wild blueberries. We gathered handfuls and handfuls, we ate until we were so full of berries and our lips, tongues and hands were bright purple. We then went down onto the rocky shore and tried fishing but after only three casts the lure snapped off so the fishing game was over for us. We wandered further down the fjord before turning back. When we came back to a river we had crossed earlier we stopped for a while and played with the lovely smoothed rocks.
We made quite a tall rock tower - well Felix built it - I collected all the rocks and then we tried to build an arch, with only a very small amount of success.
All the while the sky was getting darker and darker with thick clouds
After a day’s rest we packed up again and moved on. We decided to skip Tromso and head to Sweden. But not before a little bit of shopping in a lovely town called Bogen and stopping to watch a deer with the hugest, grandest antlers happily grazing in a field by the road, not at all fussed by the passing cars.