1-3 August 2009 Orsa, bear country
Well. Look at me now. At a very big campsite but it's fairly quiet here. Sitting in front of Blommelstein with wine, little nibbles that were in the surprise package I got from Sabine and updating my blog. I have a bit of washing out and tidied up my home a little. This morning I woke up with a huge headache (no hangover as I had no alcohol last night, just so you know) but managed to get myself together for my hike through bear country. Well…..
Little did I know that it has been commercialized to death. The wideness of the habitat? Nah. I felt like it was sort of an extended version of a zoo. OK, they have more living space but are fed, watched, sorted, mated, put apart and put together.
Still, the few brown bear cubs that were there were absolutely adorable. They played constantly, were inexhaustible.
I have been slightly stubborn today. They also had tigers and polar bears. POLAR bears. Both species are not found in Sweden and hence should not be kept here.
So, I was stubborn and did not go see 'em. Yep. I refused.
Instead I had one of the best lunches in a cute little restaurant hotel a bit far off on a hill, with a gorgeous view. Grilled tuna with a lemon sauce, potatoes and veggies with a glass of white wine. I felt very happy, wrote a few notes and took my time.
The problem with wanting to get back home a.s.a.p., is that you tend to forget to enjoy yourself. I'm aware of that so am doing my utmost to make sure I have lots of fun, even though it's at a slightly higher speed hahaha.
Mmmmm, on my left I see dark clouds announcing their arrival. It better not ruin my washing and drying plans! Tomorrow I'm off to Gothenburg to pick up a ceramic dish I have painted last time I was there. Miriam and little Edith have kindly crossed the city to pick it up for me and I hope the result has been worth all their effort.
Will I make it to Gothenburg on time tomorrow? We'll see….
Really miss Blom.