Even Albin slept until the alarm woke us up this morning but I’ve been just as tired anyway 🙂 We had a wonderful morning, slightly cool with ground fog and mostly cloud free sky. The cranes were trumpeting, the woodpeckers drumming and all the small birds were singing the most wonderful tunes. Even better though, Albin listened to what I said all through the walk 🙂
I was thinking of bringing the dogs with me when I went to the garage this morning but my feet were so bad that I wasn’t sure for how long I would be able to walk and it’s no fun for dogs to wait for a car to be ready if it takes too long so I left them at home. We wouldn’t have come far if I had to walk with three leashed dogs to be honest, they never want to check the same things so we would stop constantly 🙂
I decided to walk on the pilgrimage but today I walked one I’ve never walked on before. It goes from Gudhem to Varnhem. Both places were really important back in the days when Sweden still was a catholic country. The pilgrimage pass by the lake and I had hoped I would be able to go that far but I had to turn back just a kilometer or so (a bit more than a mile) because my feet said no and the road back would be almost only uphill 🙂 🙂
I was only wearing a fleece jacket and was a bit worried that it would be too little but figured that the walking itself would keep me warm enough. Turns out that a fleece jacket was way too much 🙂 🙂 There was no wind what so ever and the sun fried me almost all the way 🙂 It was only when the pilgrimage went through thick forest that I finally stopped boiling for a while 🙂 On my way back up the mountain I did wonder if I just would leave the fleece jacket on a fence pole 🙂 🙂
They were just finishing with my car when I came back but the garage owner is there by himself now days but he had a school kid there to help him. It’s the ones just about to finish highschool that practice ten weeks at a work place. Still he had lots to do and another car was in the way. Now that doesn’t mean it’s boring to wait because he’s a very talkative and funny person so time usually flies away if one has to wait some 🙂
I stopped by the grocery store in Gudhem on my way home. The owner is from Thailand so now days they have quite a lot of Thai food one can buy, or should I say ingredients to make Thai food. The problem is that Swedes can be really conservative when it comes to food and if all text is mostly in Thai or English they just won’t buy it. So I told her husband that they should put up information about what the things are and how to use it.
I was only going to buy frozen chicken today but I did stop at the Thai food part for a long time, I looked at the preserves and recognized at least two different preserved fruits so I bought them. There was more but the husband, who is Swedish, wasn’t totally sure about what was what either 🙂 No matter what I’m really glad we finally can find some more exiting food and the day I actually knows what the things are I will buy lots of it 🙂
I was thinking of stopping by the lake but the car would be too warm in the sun since I had 3 kg (over 6 pounds) of frozen chicken in it 🙂 Lots of motorhomes were leaving so I guess the crane season soon will be over. Well I’ll see them here all summer but at least the tourists will be gone.
Have a great day!