Easter, what a great week!
I had four nights out this easter from beginning to end. Two nights alone and two with a friend. The first night out was in Botnemarka in my hometown, Holmestrand in Vestfold alone. I spent one night there. It was a little rain but the tarp kept me dry and the fire warm. I had brought a couple of logs for my bonfire so it was easy to get a good fire going. It was an easy trip with no struggle and everything was really comfortable and nice. It was easy to find firewoods and a couple of people went by on the ski tracks. I felt safe and warm. Dry and satisfied all the time. I also slept like a baby all night. The only sad thing was that I found a lot of dead bees on the way home. I saw a sign further up in the track that there is a bee farm near by, but I felt so sorry for them, even though i fear them… It is a problem if they all die thought!!
The next night I was at Solum, also in my hometown Holmestrand, also alone. My good friend Tonje drove me to a parking lot, so I could ski from there. I went of with good spirit and I felt really good. I went for a couple of hours and suddenly I heard some people in the ski track, It was Tonje and her husband Gunnar. They came after me, but the thing was that I had a 30kg backpack to carry while they had nothing. So I had used way longer time to get where I was then they did. Witch was really good, because Gunnar carried my backpack the last km. where I made my camp. They stayed for a while and we enjoyed the sun and chat for about an hour. It was really nice to have some visitors in the woods. After they left I took out my shovel and made myself a really good spot for my hammock and my tarp. I got really warm and the sun was really nice and bright. I spent a couple of hours to collect some firewoods so I wouldn’t move around in the dark at night to get some because the snow was really deep! And I could get stuck out there. I made myself an easy meal by «real» and had a ginger beer. Later I had one sip of Talisker whiskey. It was almost full moon that night and the stars was sparkling. It was really nice to just lay there and watch them. Magical! I made the tarp ready to jult pull down, since I knew that the weatherman had said that it would be rain and snow in the morning. I slept like i baby, but i woke up at 5 in the morning with a lot of wind blowing and the snow came down sideways. Luckily I just pulled the cord on the tarp and took it down and made a knot under my hammock and went back to sleep. After a couple of hours I woke up and packed down my stuff and went home in a light snowstorm and icy ski tracks. This was also a nice and easy trip. Everything went ok, and I had no surprises and no struggle.
The third and fourth night I spend in Sandefjord in Vestfold whit my travel buddy Tommy. Me and my cat Lucy, was ready to take the train to Sandefjord, but the train got cancelled and my friend Tommy was so nice to come pick us up right at home, right at my door. I must admit it was really nice and comfortable. Thanks Tommy! We took his boat out to an island outside Sandefjord, and spent two night out there in each hammock. We had really nice and sunny weather. it was cold at night though. About -8c* but not much wind. Tommy’s wife came out during the day and we went for a nice walk around the island, where I got some local history told by Tommy and Anna. It was really nice and we had a great time. We had some wine at our rest places and we got more and more jolly but the time we got closer to our camp the sun was shining all the way. When we got back to camp, Anna made some really good chicken. After a while Tommy sailed her home in the boat. She doesn’t sleep outside. She knows how to appreciate the warmth from a bed inside. Thanks for the nice company and good dinner Anna! I on the other hand, enjoyed the sunset and the nice and cold air while Tommy drove her home in the boat. I dont know whats «wrong» with me, but it seems like I´m the only one I know that really enjoy the cool air outside and love to sleep i -10 celcius. As long as my sleeping bag is warm though But then again, I´m not the only one sleeping outside in the wintertime in a hammock… lucky me.. haha! So I´m not the only one I guess!
All in all, this easter has been a really nice and relaxing time! Good food, good drinks, nice company, and my cat was like a dream to have with me on a trip! Again! She is absolutely no trouble. She really enjoying this and she is like a «non listening dog» and she stays by my side. I just love her! I went skiing, I went walking and I had a lot of spring feeling this easter. NICE! Thank you mother earth! And thank you good friends!
And here are some photos from easter 2018.
I had some nice trips into the forest the last two day of easter. I ate lunch and dinner. (the last seven pictures) #lifeisbestoutside