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.
After breakfast, the bags and reindeer were packed.
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.
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!!
The first job of the morning is to take the reindeer to a nearby stream or lake to drink.
They take the opportunity to eat a little also.
After breakfast we packed all the food and equipment and were on our way, to cover a distance of 11kms to the next cabin.
The next cabin was at the beautiful Muddus Waterfall
We all cooked a meal together and spent a relaxing evening around a fire.
We had to cover a distance of 11kms during our first days trek. A reindeer can carry 25 kilo’s of equipment,
but ours were only carrying 14 kilo’s (including their own food which was dried pellets).
We arrived at our destination at 4pm
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!
I also climbed up the 18 metre high observation tower, but saw nothing.
The view was great though!