Thursday, September 30, 2010

more sweden

Too road-fried to write anything much this morning, but here are a few more pix - they don't do it justice, though. Sweden's gorgeous in the fall.

I stayed with the ever-entertaining Matt & Lindy in Tarnaby on Tuesday night and woke up to this awesome view:

Then we took a boat trip out to the little island in the middle of the lake, which is adorable and famous and covered in the softest mossy carpet of all time - if only the whole world were so comfortable!

The previous day I did a little hike I'd attempted to do last time I was up here, but that time it was spring and I got sleeted off the top of the mountain. This time I was about a hundred feet from the top when I ran into these guys ^^^ and they were not interested in letting me by. Plus they made scary snorting noises, and they had big scary antlers and evil looks in their eyes. I turned around. (Took some video first, though - will post later. You'll be terrified!)

(Which reminds me of Matt's comment to me in the boat: "You're a bit of a girl sometimes, aren't you?" Understatement of the century.)
The mountain, Atoklimpen, is the Sami holy mountain - when you're up there you can see why. It's pretty awesome, and the views are astounding.
There's a trio of little huts at the trailhead - this one's my favorite.

More coming soon!

I'm in Ostersund now, heading toward Orebro. Cooking along.



  1. Anonymous3:18 PM

    Can't say as I've ever heard of anyone scared of Rudolph before... Girly-girl.

  2. patrick10:32 AM

    You should be thankful that they weren't cows - it would have been much, much scarier.

  3. I totally thought of you and the cows, Patrick. I will never mock you again. At least not about that. :)

    p.s. Karl, I'm pretty sure these were Rudolf's mean co-workers, the ones who wouldn't let him play any games. They looked the type.