Got up this morning and the thermometer says -16 Celsius. Few things gets me going like cold weather and blue skies. It must be something in the blood with us Northlings. We were just made for this. Frost biting your cheeks and gets stuck the beard, i just want to stay outside. But it´s just another Tuesday and i take my regular ride to work and stop by the south harbor. I stop by here almost every day before work, to suck in the great outdoors to last a day indoors. My shop i just a couple of hundred meters away. I love the sea, summer and winter. Its´s the contrasts between seasons that never stop to amaze me.
December is a dark month. The days are still getting shorter until winter solstice 21 of December. The few hours of daylight is very special. Sun rise around 10 a´clock and sets a few hours later. If the skies are clear the light this time of year is really special. Like a sunset that goes on for a few hours.
Very soon the ice will be thick enough to ride. They already started the ice-road plowing and i cant wait to get to Sandön and hit the shores on the outside.
This might be my last post before the big update. Stay tuned for Bike Life in Swedish Lapland 2.0
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I must be part “Northling” as I know exactly how you feel!
It’s almost impossible for me to imagine the life of a Northing. Here it’s almost always hot, days are almost always 12 hours plus or minus 1 hour, and right now it’s sticky and sweaty. I love your blog for the insight it gives me to a totally opposite way of life.
Thanks Andrew. Hope you get your ass up here one day. 🙂 Make sure to check in when I’m updating. Cheers buddy.
I’ll get there. It’s on my list. I just get side trackers me easil