5:30am the horrible alarm is ringing - not found of early mornings - more late nights! Totally dark. Find the head lamp and switch on the cosy red light, find all the stuff and start to pack. To lazy to start the kitchen, some crackers and listen to the rain outside. Took down the Tentipi and at 7am we - the great group 5 were ready to hit the water in our kayaks. And I am in love - with my kayak XO11, it is comfortable, stable and very beautiful with its white and red color!
The wind was blowing hard and we tried to be close to the shore. It was not very far back to Tanumstrand but the wind ate time. When we arrived to Tanumstrand there was some Tenitipis standing and it turned out that two groups spent the night there because they heard about the bad wether forecast and came a day earlier.
After taking care of all the stuff, a lovely shower - to get ride of the smoky smell - (a campfire is great and cosy in all ways but the smell of it when you come inside there everything is clean is everything except nice) we head down to Nordens Ark a big animal park. We (Didriksons, Tentipi, Primus and Point 65°N) had some work-shops down by the beach in Tentipi tents and we had some nice fires inside the tent..or I had a lot of smoke because I talked to much and did pay less attention to the fire, which nearly died and produced a lot of smoke...opps!
We ended the day with a walk through the park and we saw tigers and other great animals and we ate our dinner by the wolfs. The restaurant had big glas windows and the wolf where walking outside stirring at us in our cave. A lovely dinner with a lot of laughter - it has been a great bunch of people - both all the guests and the people who worked with this Outdoor Academy!
Tomorrow we are all going home, always a bit sad to leave. But I won't say god bye I will say until next time and meanwhile spread the fire because that is what I will do. Starting with a 30k trail race on Saturday - always heading for next challenge. :-) And don't forget to apply for Light My Fire's adventure of the Year, you can read more about that: /sponsorship-2013.aspx I would apply myself if I could...
with lot's of love/miss fire ;-)