Blisters and boredom

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The first day of blister wrapping. The tape master - Ragnhild - is still smiling.
It's about 100 kilometers between Alta and Karasjok, the snowmobile way. We did it on skis... Of course I managed to get some serious blisters the second day. Which again led to me going at snail-pace, and the rest of my class having to wait for me for aaages at every stop... But I actually had a wonderful trip anyway, and when i finally gave up trying to catch up with the rest of them, I took some time to stop and take some pictures.

Jesjavre, Iesjavri, however you want to spell it, is the largest lake here in Finnmark. It covers about half the map, when using the regular mountain maps...

After a very good nights sleep on Joatka Fjellstue, we put our skis back on and set out for the next Fjellstue (mountain cabin), Mollesjok, 32 kilometers further east.
The weather varied a lot between cloudy, snowy windy, and some wonderful periods with sunshine.

But the mountains here are pretty flat. And frozen lakes are - well - flat... HUGE frozen lakes seem even flatter... And flat is boring. Hour after hour after hour of just flat, boring, snowcovered lake. it seems endless. Especially with blisters on both heels ;)

After we'd finally crossed the lake, it was only a bit more than 6 kilometers to Mollesjok. I'm pretty sure I set a new record for this distance, I spent 2 hours and 20 minutes... All alone, all the others were a bit faster than me :p

Luckily I was only five minutes away when the search party set out to find me :D
And, being that late, the cabin was nice and warm when i finally arrived. There's always a bright side!
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There's a whole lot of nothing wh…
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And even more nothingness
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