Waking up in Kjugekull

Waking up in Kjugekull

To wake up in the parking lot of a beautiful national park is a strange thing. Because we have dogs we normally get up at 6.30-7 (they make very sure we don’t oversleep!), and here is, at 8.30, VERY quiet from the other three campers. We have the whole park to ourselves. The sounds, the air, the atmosphere…magic!

Yesterday evening was quite fantastic – the weather was sunny and warm, no wind, Ola made pancakes outside on the portable stove, Midori and I went training in the woods (and photographing!). At eight the dogs were asleep outside the car, and we sat and enjoyed nature.

Things we have learned so far:

  • Put everything back where you took it, right away. It’s SMALL and it’s easy to get frustrated when things aren’t where they should be, or in the way.
  • I need to get a powerpack for my mobile! Even if I plug it in when we drive, I use it a lot (photos, films, internet…) And it dies overnight. And that is annoying.
  • Fixing coffee is a BIG task. As I’m addicted to caffe latte we got a handpumped espressomaker that works perfectly with the nespresso capsules I use. But the milk! Warming milk on the stove is easy, but messy and time-consuming. At it means I have to wash up. Boring!
  • The dogs are rapidly adjusting to camp-life, and the process right now is to get them to QUIETLY accept sounds from other people. No barking! We’re making progress, but we still have a way to go…
  • Sleeping bags are NOT comfortable when you have dogs who are used to sleeping under the covers. However, it works fine to unzip them and use them as a blanket. Problem solved.
  • And I need a better laptop…But as I love buying new stuff, that is a only a matter of saving enough money ?

But I have at least edited three photos from yesterday. My Top Model is learning new poses!

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