So close but still so far away.
We’re having a fantastic weather here today! Sunshine, no wind and a few degrees below 0C (32F). The sun is actually giving away some heat because as soon as I walked in the sunshine it felt like I was boiling but as soon as I was walking in the shadow that feeling soon went away 🙂 I started early this morning, well it depends on how You look at it, if this had been summer I would have started very late :-). Anyhow, I went over to my neighbor to let out the cats and give them some more food because he’s been away a few days. I have to say that Salmiak is a really nice cat, well Sally too of course.
After that we went away to the bog, before the sun had risen. I had hoped the ice would have frozen enough but unfortunately no, it hadn’t. I was a bit disappointed I must say, it wouldn’t have been any problems if my rubber boots hadn’t been leaking. I must buy a new pair or find a bicycle repair kit to fix it because I know exactly where the rubber boot is broken. So we just walked around where we usually do and went home again.
Then I remembered that my neighbor had told me there is a bridge over the creek further up-stream. I had to walk on the other side of the creek to reach it though. So we had barely come home before we went away again. I think it would have been a smarter choise to just keep walking on the side we always do because the swampy place where we usually turn back home again seemed to be deep frozen today 🙂 But we continued and even though it looks like it is going to be easy to walk on that side it isn’t, lots of debris lies on the ground after a thinning of the forest and my feet kept getting stuck in it 🙂
We passed what I think is a fox burrow or perhaps a badger sett. I think it is a fox burrow though because badgers tend to dig a lot and push out all dirt while foxes are happy with the space it gets. I wanted to take a few photos of the different entrances we found but all the dogs were a bit too interested on trying to get down into it 🙂 We followed the creek until it makes a 90 degree turn to the left and there we saw the hunting tower I knew was going to be there somewhere. I also saw the bridge, well I think that is a bit too much to call it 🙂
I knew as soon as I saw it that I would be able to get over and both Sune and Nova too even if Sune most likely would jump in to the creek just because he loves to swim but I knew it would be impossible for both Hector and Orvar. Their legs just aren’t good enough any longer. So we kept following the creek that actually got wider than it is elsewhere. We could have continued until it would end but I know that it is very swampy where it begins and I also wanted to be sure that it wouldn’t be too much for Hector to walk back again.
We’re only half way through winter here, it will last until the end of March if this would have been a normal winter 🙂 Sometimes even April is a winter month here. So I’ll get another chance to go there and to the lake in the middle of the bog. Perhaps leave the old boys at home and only bring Nova and Sune. I would then of course have to take a walk with only the old boys after that 🙂 but I think they would be happy to just walk to our usual places.
It is time for a pot of tea and then perhaps a little nap 🙂 Only two more days of vacation and then it’s back to the real world again.
Have a great day!