On the pilgrimage.
I took the day off from work today to leave my car at the garage, no it hadn’t broken down but the heat takes for ever to warm up my car cold mornings and everyone I talked to said change the thermostat. So I thought what have I too loose by changing it more than a bit of money (not that I have that much of it but from now on I know I have a good thermostat 🙂 ). After all I get a day off from work 🙂 I knew it would take at least one hour before I could get my car again so what to do during that time?
There’s a pilgrimage route passing through Gudhem (Gods home, an old name from the Norse gods era) but don’t ask me from where it goes and where it leads because I can’t find any info about that. It would have been easier to just go alone but I thought it would be nice to have a dog with on the walk and at first I thought I only would bring Nova but then Sune would be very stressed so I brought him too. The old boys stayed at home to rest their old legs and when we came home I took a walk with them while the smaller ones had to stay at home.
It’s always bad weather when I walk that road, last time it was bitterly cold and snowy, this time chilly and rainy. It wouldn’t have been that bad if we could have stayed out of the wind all of the time but we only managed to do that when we left the pilgrimage for a short detour. It mostly drizzled but every now and again a heavy shower fell over us. I don’t understand why but my dogs never stop at the same place to check the smells, one walks one meter and the other one wants to continue, just to stop half a meter further down the road and then the other one wants to continue 🙂 🙂
I had to give up after one hour and turn back because of the rain and as soon as we reached the garage the rain stopped falling and the sun started to shine again 🙂 I stopped by the lake to take some photos of the birds there and there aren’t that many cranes left now, even the crane tourists have moved on further north, some follow special cranes from where they stay over winter to way up north in Norway where they nest. They do this every year and I think it is a bit crazy but if they like it why not 🙂 The walk with the old boys were much nicer since the raining had stopped and we walked mostly in the forest away from the wind.
The clouds are thinning out more and more but I’ll stay indoors most parts of the day anyway, my throat is sore and my nose is somewhat stuffed. So I have a fire burning in the stove and I’ll make lots of cocoa (yes finally I came around to buy it 🙂 ) and watch either tv or dvd’s. I’ll also take a nap even though I really should vacuum the floors and scrub them too. But the dirt won’t go away if I wait until tomorrow to do that 🙂
Have a great day!