Welcome to the Striders blog! Get a whiff of nature, inspiration and fun with my blog on ultralight backpacking, outdoor experience, traveling and hiking with my pets and the adventurer state of mind! Life is an adventure - let's make the most of it!
Striders left Switzerland on July 31 along with Mr Marc and Little Marc (our
summer holiday kid). Our beloved Land Cruiser fully packed – with all the gear
for 10 days holidays + the expedition + the return journey – happy to set of
for a long drive. The route plan for the first 6days: Germany – Denmark –
Southern Sweden (Helsingborg – Stockholm) – Southern Finland (Turku).
On the way to Denmark
busy activity of the past months, it is lovely to have a few relaxing days off.
Driving. Visits of small towns and historical sites. Taking walks or going for a run on beautiful
forest trails and along the seaside. Bivouacs in various places : in the
woods, on the see shore, close to the ferry terminal or on motorway carparks.. !
We’re all having a
great time; I am truly happy to be back in Scandinavia! And feel re-energised
and in the best shape possible for the coming challenge.
Nyx are just great, happy to go for walks and runs in new places,play on the
beach and seem to appreciate their first ferry crossings. In Sweden we went for
the compulsory vet appointment to have the deworming treatment administered: I
wanted to keep it at the strict requested minimum so chose to have it done only
once before entering Finland (you can also use the 28-days rule treatment which
inmplies a deworming treatment every 28 days); I will have to do it once again
after the hike before re-entering Finland.
Ferry to Finland
are on the 8-hour ferry crossing from Kapellskär/Sweden to Naantali
(Turku/Finland). It was my first time in Southern Sweden and found it
beautiful! I now look forward to being back in Finland, home of Moomin,
reindeer and the Rovaniemi 150 ;-)