Home From Sarek

It was tough and amazing. It was beautiful, wild, hard work, peaceful and worth every bit of effort involved.

We had mosquitoes by the score, unrelenting heat, sunburn, torrential rain, flooded rivers and Tundra Voles.

I would be less than honest if I didn’t admit to the occasional wobble outside my comfort zone but at the end of the day, that’s how we grow.

James did a wonderful job of planning the trip and I will eventually be doing some proper posts about it, but we’re off to France forย six weeks this weekend andย won’t have the time ’till we’re home again.

So here’s a few of my photos, just to give you a flavour.

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About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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19 Responses to Home From Sarek

  1. Utterly brilliant, spectacular scenery, well done.

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  2. Thanks Dawn ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Graham Taylor says:

    Great stuff Christine…not a bit jealous..honest!..:)

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  4. There is a big contrast between France and Sarek ๐Ÿ˜‰. The mountains and the landscapes in the northern part of Sweden are spectacular no matter what the weather is. Looking forward to hearing more.

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    • Hi Nielson ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, it does sound a bit weird doesn’t it – Sarek one week, Brittany the next!
      The beauty and rawness of the Arctic landscapes certainly didn’t disappoint – absolutely amazing stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Great photos. I hope you enjoyed it. There is about a thousand miles of that in an unbroken line so if you’ve a spare two months ever I can recommend a continuous traverse!

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    • Hi Mark, I did enjoy it, despite the toughness and occasional self doubts (that’s the make up of my character though, anyway!) ๐Ÿ™‚ Not sure I could carry enough food for two months though……. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. surfnslide says:

    Hot and sunny, could do with some of that in the UK! Look forward to the posts, enjoy Brittany, not been there for a few years

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    • When it was hot it was hotter than in the UK, Andy – about 25C we reckoned! Cooled down a bit when the rain started though…..
      Never been to Brittany before myself, so looking forward to that too. Will also be Pebbles’ first trip to France ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. backpackingbongos says:

    That is one handsome fella in your photos………..

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  8. Helen says:

    Sounds like it was pretty tough, but looks like the scenery made up for it! Funny that you both summed up with something like “here’s a few photos to give you a flavour”! Can’t wait to read more about it (and to hear about Pebbles’ first overseas trip).

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    • The scenery was definitely something special! Another overriding memory is the peace and quiet – I never even once noticed a commercial jet flying over the area; very unusual for anywhere in this day and age. Mosquitoes nearly the size of helicopters though….. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. Rowena says:

    Looks brilliant! Looking forward to more posts about it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Beautiful place – looks a bit like Scotland but drier!
    Carol.

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