Yeah!! Dogsledding was one of the items on our bucket list!!! I love dogs! I love huskies!! They look so cute!!
Where should we go dogsledding? My friends had it all organised. 😊
Nordkapp was indeed very cold, much colder than Burfjord but the hostel was warm enough so there was no need for us to check the temperature at all… until early morning when we went outside to our car…
My friend’s husband said, ‘Gosh! Do you know how cold it was yesterday?’
I shook my head.
He continued, ‘it was -19 degrees Celsius!!’
‘No wonder I was freezing!!!’
We drove down from Nordkapp to Karasjok. The weather changed and the temperature rose back to around -2C.
‘Ah, it’s only -2C. That’s nothing.’ Just a day or two ago, we complained about -2C. We could soon become real Norwegians. LOL!!
My friend booked a very nice and warm lodge in Karasjok which specialised in dogsledding. Er… it wasn’t the lodge. It was the dogs that they kept and the guides that specialised in dogsledding. 😀
We were greeted by many dogs. 😊 They were so cute!!! They had excursions every day. The staff said, ‘They love working.’ I LOVE touching them. They felt so warm!! 😊
We were so excited! 😊 When I write this post now, I literally jump up and down too. 😊
Our guide asked us to pick some dry twigs. ‘How do I know if they are dry? They all look very dry to me.’ (or very wet to me) My friend and the guide taught me. 😊 I learnt something now. See? That’s what I mean by Learn x Travel. You learn when you travel. 😊
In fact, most of the twigs were too wet for the fire. Remember, everywhere was covered with snow. In the end, we could only grab a few.
It wasn’t an easy task to control the dogsled. The dogs were still very happy and energetic at the end of the day but I was very tired. At night, we heard some of them howl. That was so cute. I wish I could understand the dog language. Maybe they were saying, ‘I enjoyed the work today.’ ‘yeah, me too. But that guest didn’t even know how to select dry twigs. Dumb!’ LOL!!! Or maybe they had very short memory and had already forgotten this dumb guest. LOL!!!!
But we needed to leave tomorrow for another destination. ☹ I had to say goodbye to the huskies… ☹
I would see more huskies again when I travelled to Iceland in 2016. 😊 But let’s come back to Norway in 2009 first.
We would go somewhere tomorrow and more surprises awaited us.
Stay tuned. 😊
5 April 2009
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