To our parents

Our parents already passed away. We decided to take a cross with to Nordkapp, Norway, and leave it there in remembrance of our parents.

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This morning

This morning

This morning

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That is what I meant.

The view from the camper.

The view from the camper.

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Nordkapp 2014

Regards from a lonely camper with a howling wind as companion. It started snowing again. Inside it is so cosy warm.

My three sisters and I at the beacon.

My three sisters and I at the beacon.

Cold....

Cold….

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Autumn colours and water

I've seldom seen such autumn colours as in Lapland now.

I’ve seldom seen such autumn colours as in Lapland now.

We re camping about 100m from the lake. The first snow is forecasted for Saturday. Last night was icy cold.

We re camping about 100m from the lake. The first snow is forecasted for Saturday. Last night was icy cold.

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Stranger than fiction

Today I experienced something stranger as the weirdest fiction.

June 2012: On my first day in Russia I got totally lost in a huge forest. Late afternoon, in soaking rain, I came upon a Russian town. At a hairdresser I found a lady who could speak a few words English. She organised a bed for me with friends of her. They invited me into their home like an old friend. They laid out a feast for me which went on until long after midnight.

The next morning they gave me a small white toy rabbit as farewell gift so that I always would remember them.

On my way back from Siberia after crossing the Arctic Circle on one particular day, I was freezing on the KLR. I stopped at a roadside shop and bought a poncho to warm me up at night time. I didn’t have any space available in any of the panniers. I had to take out the white rabbit and in soaking rain I put it against the wall of the shop and left it there.

This morning on our way north to Norway we stopped at the same shop. The same lady of two years ago was still working there. I told her the story of the rabbit. Her face lit up and she started searching in a huge box. And there, after two years and two months, I got the toy rabbit back!!

Merja, thank you so much for keeping the toy rabbit as if you knew that I would come back for it! (www.antinmerja.fi)

A fairy tale with a happy ending which I had to share.

A big man smiles about a toy rabbit.

A big man smiles about a toy rabbit.

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Getting “home”.

Returning to Loma-Vietonen was like getting home.

The friendship with and hospitality of Tuija and Hisky is something that I treasure dearly.

Tuija and Hisky with my three sisters.

Tuija and Hisky with my three sisters.

Having only one drink together :-)

Having only one drink together 🙂

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