Husky sled trip
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Last day with the huskies. Harnessing the dogs was a lot easier than the first time. Maybe all the dog sweets I'd been feeding them were finally paing off.
You'd think I got the hang of riding the sled by now. When I stopped the sled to light a cigarette (yeah, yeah, I know) I had only one foot on the brakes. The dogs weren't to impressed with the weight I put on it and pulled the sled from right under my foot. The dogs started their enthusiastic gallop like they always do the first couple of hunderd metres. I started running but it was no match, they gained a couple of hunderd metres on me in no time. They passed another sled but it's rider couldn't stop mine. The dogs didn't come to halt untill one of the mushers on a snowscooter stopped them.
Back at the husky farm I had a look at the puppy kennels. It's a good thing the puppies were behind fences, I really felt the urge to hide one under my jacket and take it with me. Taking one last look at Fram, Sky, Duska and Kablu I was about to burst ou in tears, It was so weird just leaving them like that after spending 3 full day with them.
In the evening the sky was as clear as it could be. The temparaure was lower than before as well, so if we'd ever got a chance to see the northern lights it would have to be tonight.
With my point and click camera it was no use trying to photograph it either. Tommy, one of the mushers, was an expert in Photographing the northern lights. He'd told us that you'd need an exposure time of at least 20 seconds. Eric was the only one in our group who managed to get it on picture.The light looked greener on the picture than I'd remembered seeing it with my own eyes. It might not have been the greatest northern light of all time, I still hope he'll send it to me.