Another visit to England

On Monday myself and Kelly will be travelling to England for a 10 day visit to my parents.  I will be writing again when I return.

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3rd day in Muddus

After breakfast, the bags and reindeer were packed.

muddus cabin-2 (Small)

The reindeer bags have to be packed so that both weigh the same.  We have a small set of weighing scales to ensure they are the right weight.

packing reindeer bags (Small)

The last day was a 14km walk to where the minibus would collect us.  I was very disappointed with the nature in Muddus on this occasion.  We saw no sign of bears, no Moose and only 1 Golden Eagle, 1 Sea Eagle and 1 Capercaillie.

I hope we see more next year!!

2nd day in Muddus

The first job of the morning is to take the reindeer to a nearby stream or lake to drink.

reindeer drinking (Medium)

They take the opportunity to eat a little also.

reindeer in front of lake (Small)

After breakfast we packed all the food and equipment and were on our way, to cover a distance of 11kms to the next cabin.

me with reindeer (Small)

The next cabin was at the beautiful Muddus Waterfall

muddus waterfall (Medium)

We all cooked a meal together and spent a relaxing evening around a fire.

1st day in Muddus

We had to cover a distance of 11kms during our first days trek.  A reindeer can carry 25 kilo’s of equipment,

packing reindeer (Small)

but ours were only carrying 14 kilo’s (including their own food which was dried pellets).

walking with reindeer (Small)

We arrived at our destination at 4pm

muddus cabin (Small)

I set up my hammock and planned to sleep out, but there were so many biting insects later in the evening that I retreated to the cabin!

reindeer from hammock (Medium)

I also climbed up the 18 metre high observation tower, but saw nothing.

muddus bird tower (Medium)

The view was great though!

view from bird tower (Medium)