My project in the evenings while staying at the cabin had been to make a bone needle from a Reindeer rib bone I found near to the lake shore. I used an old nail from a piece of wood I found nearby to score the bone and remove a small piece. I used a flat stone to abrade the bone into a needle shape
I used the tip of my knife to make a hole in the needle
There was much Cotton Grass along the shore
and as expected this proved to be incredibly good for firelighting with firesteel.
At 11am we boarded a boat at Ritsem
to travel 20kms up the lake, where the boat dropped us on the lake shore
we then had to walk a short distance to join Gränsleden and walk back to Ritsem along the trail. But first we made fire on the lake shore and made coffee
After a short break we were soon on our way.