All weather this week
Over 10cm of snowfall in early May and some progress at the construction site.
I need a friend. The ‘outdoor-ing’ landscape has changed in southern Lapland and so it’s a bit more cumbersome to be active outdoors. The weather is good but the ground is still a bit unfriendly for hikes (soft, wet, mushy, snowy, muddy) and there’s not enough snow to cross country ski. The ice layer on lakes also getting thin. We’re currently experiencing snow, rain, sunshine, plus degrees and minus degrees all in one day/week — it’s the ultimate all weather season. Sun sets before 22:00 and rises around 04:00.
Are these just excuses not to go out in the wilderness and to explore? I mean, I’m not really a solo hiker and so the solitude makes it more difficult for me to get out there. Because in the end, I hike to snack — and to snack, I need a friend.
The current season here in Lapland feels like the mood I have this week — a transition without being able to anchor to anything substantial, or maybe it’s the mood of 2022? Just waiting?