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!
Mal oor jou beanie!!! En het jy ons lekker laat lag met jou beskrywing en toe die bewys op die skildery! Ons toer weereens lekker saam.
Gives new meaning to … trouble gnawing at your vitals…