Luottolako is a high plateau in the nationalpark of Sarek; its remoteness — at least 3 days of strenuous walking from any road —- combined with the many days of rain each summer and many mountain streams that often are impossible or dangerous to ford made this day when we finally saw it in sunshine a moment that will linger in my memory. We were walking to the sound of rivulets and chirping wheatears.
call of plover –
shadows of passing clouds
In the middle of the plateau we sit down on a flat stone, sun-kissed warm it is a perfect place to cook a cup of coffee. As we wait for the coffee to get ready, we sip clear ice-cold water and laying down on the lichen covered stone I look for formations in the passing clouds. Far away the blue silhouettes of Pårek benignly watches over us, sending a gentle whiff of glacier-air to cool us a little.
in sun-kissed silver lining —
Later. In the valley below, we pitch our tent and sit silently and watch the arctic sun dip below the mountain edge, leaving our tent in bluish shadow shadow that is very far from what we normally call night.
Linked to Carpe Diem
December 30, 2014