So close but still so far away.
I’ve been a bit more active today than I was yesterday but not much 🙂 Well I’ve done my laundry and I decided we should take our walk on the bog this afternoon. Just by the edge of it and to the peninsula we often go to on our walks. I know where most deep holes are so that was no problem. What I didn’t think of was all the rain and snow that we’ve gotten this autumn/winter 🙂
The deep holes are now smaller or bigger ponds and the creeks are, well not rivers but fairly wide anyway 🙂 We started by walking out to the nearest island, the bog is actually a lake that has been lowered several times so if they hadn’t lowered it I would live by a very shallow lake. Well to be honest, I wouldn’t have been able to afford this cottage if it still was a lake to be honest 🙂 🙂 🙂 Anyway, we walked out to the island and Sune has never been there and jumped around happy as can be 🙂
I had no problems as long as we walked where trees grow, they are probably almost 100 years but bogs doesn’t have much nutrition so they are barely higher than I am. But as soon as we came out to areas with grass only the problems started. We came further and further out on the bog. Nova, which was leashed to me all the time could walk everywhere and so could Sune. Orvar, Hector and I however had big problems 🙂 But it worked as long as the tussock were big enough, I just jumped from one to another.
Nova however did her best to make me fall by jumping in other directions or just pulling the leash as hard as she could when I tried to keep my balance 🙂 🙂 Thankfully I have boots that doesn’t let in any water but my trousers got soaked instead 🙂 We had come within 20 meters (much the same in yards) to the peninsula when a too wide ditch stopped us, well it stopped me anyway I didn’t dare jump over it 🙂 🙂 🙂
So we walked towards dry land agin and followed the paths the wild animals have done there for years. Not too visible anyway but the snow helped to show them. I think we walked at most 500 meters (slightly less in yards) and it took over an hour 🙂 but it was worth it. We’ll get cold weather the coming ten days they say (and we all know how great they are predicting the weather 🙂 🙂 🙂 ), so if they are right I think it will be possible to walk safely on the bog next weekend. If so I think I’ll try to reach what’s left of the lake 🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat. Tomorrow’s a work day again and one day next week I’ll be working in the neighboring factory, at least it’s a change for a while 🙂
Have a great day!