After travelling only 22 hours we got to Rovaniemi on Friday night. But boy o boy, did my bum hurt! I cannot believe that two years ago I sat for nearly 25 000 km on the KLR saddle.
A weak sun is shining with very little heat in the rays. It was cold enough for me to don beanie and scarf.
Before this journey I read an amazing book about travel in Lapland. It was written way back in 1857 by Taylor Bayard, called Northern Travel Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden Denmark and Lapland. I quote:
“The male deer used for draft are always castrated, which operation the old Lapp women perform by slowly chewing the glands between their teeth until they are reduced to a pulp, without wounding the hide.”
And today I saw a painting in the Arktikum museum. Have a look at he lady on the bottom left corner.
Regards from Lapland!