Autumn in Lapland 17th September 2008

Cloudy today with a maximum temperature of 9 degrees. There is light on the horizon at 4am and at 9pm.

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Up at 06:30 this morning to make the most of the daylight. I cleaned the stove and then went for a row on the lake.

When I returned Liam and Phoebe were up and so we cooked breakfast and then filtered some water. While Liam and Phoebe went fishing I went for a walk in the forest.

Phoebe caught a Pike (infact the only fish caught during the whole trip!) Liam gutted it and then we baked it for lunch.

After lunch Liam and Phoebe sawed logs and I painted a couple of windows (though unfortunately the frames were very wet).

Birds seen today were; 15 Waxwings feeding on Rowan berries, Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, Siskin, Reed Bunting, 4 mallard, Raven, Redpoll, 1 female Goldeneye, Robin, and 2 Siberian Tits in a Willow Tit party.


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