Korpijaakko

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The winter is here!

…or to be precise, I traveled where the winter is. But anyway, me and good ‘ol winter are again in the same place and I’m enjoying it a lot! I was actually so excited that I wanted to share a few words and photos with you.

Liking the winter after a 10km training run with the dogs.

There was a little snow in South-East Finland earlier but not a real winter and apparently at the moment there isn’t any snow left and temperatures are closer to +10C instead of freezing. As I’m on the way to North to work I decided to spend some time on a “working holiday” at Taivalkoski in the Husky Center Kolmiloukko where I was working the last Christmas season.

I’ve been mostly helping training and conditioning the dogs i.e. riding sleds which is great fun. I feels so awesome to pass effortlessly and quietly through snow-covered landscape. There isn’t that much snow yet, maybe some 15-20cm, so it’s a bit bumby ride but still fun. I highly recommend giving dog sledding a try.

In addition I did the first skiing trip of the year (have to be in shape for guiding trips) and have been actually also working a bit with the shovel preparing the tracks…

Another awesome thing was that last night there were magnificent Northern lights! I saw a faint greyish light at the horizon while skiing in the late afternoon (it’s dark here around 16 pm and sun rises around 9 am) and later in the evening it turned into a real light show.

Judging by the last few days living and working in Lapland for the winter doesn’t feel too bad, though I’m quite sure my moods will swing a bit when shoveling snowmobiles from the drifts… 😉

Because of not having a permanent place to stay at the moment the blog might be silent for a while. At the mean time, I’d advice you to enjoy the outdoors! 🙂

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5 responses to “The winter is here!

  1. Martin Rye 17/11/2012 at 23:22

    Proper winter weather. Enjoy the time there.

  2. korpijaakko 19/11/2012 at 12:38

    Thanks Martin! IT wa sproper winter here. Now it’s above zero, raining and we are training dogs with an ATV. I’m hoping the winter would be back as soon as possible.

  3. sethsnap 19/11/2012 at 14:36

    I want a sled ride!

  4. korpijaakko 20/11/2012 at 19:07

    sethsnap: You’re welcome for a ride at Taivalkoski! 😉 Actually, I’ll be soon adding some new guided trips including dogs! 🙂

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