Best Easter ever
This has been the best Easter ever! A whole week at our cabin at Ringvassøya. We all love being back here again during our favorite time of the year. The sun has returned after a long winter night. The ptarmigans are preparing for the mating season. Eagles sailing in the sky above us. Birds singing. Icefishing. Snow melting. Bon fires. Sleeping at the deck in the sun. Good friends and family visiting. Prepearing lots of good food and nice dinners. Early mornings out mushing and late evening in front of the fireplace. Lots of fun and laughter no end. We are so Lucky!
This year is the first with such nice and long snowmobile tracks in the mountains behind the cabin. Pure luxery! Almost to good to be true. Earlier years we have had to do most of the plowing ourselves. The sun has kept us company all week. We have gotten out of bed - long before our kids and the Easter tourists - heading into the mountains every morning - sledding and skiing with our six Siberians. Totals 90 km by sled and 166 km skijouring.
We have a busy spring and summer ahead of us - work trips to Lund, Sweden and Denver, US - dog shows in Hammerfest, northern Norway and Gällivare, Sweden plus Tromsø of course. VOM dog run where I am part of the local organising in Tromsø Dogclub - and with all our dogs participating. I will not be going to the dog show in Bodø since Tromsø Dogclub is celebrating 50 years that weekend - and I am part of the organising committee. We are planning to cross Norway - do the Svarta Bjørn march (Rallarmarsjen) with friends this year, walking from the Swedish border down to the coast. We also hope to do the silver backpack test with Saija and Chena, and the AD bike test (20 km). So lots of fun in the making.
This coming autumn I am also planning a new litter of pups. Will keep you posted.
Below are some Easter photo highlights taken by Ida-Helene Sivertsen and myself.
Ida-Helene with Vida/Chena, Noor/Saija, Lykke/Bolt.
Ida-Helene and the Snykovet-team
Musher-selfie at the top
Ida-Helene has taken this beautiful portrait of Chena and the kids.
Ida-Helene and Lykke
Ida-Helene with Bolt and Saija