This will be the last blogpost in this blog. I met with the HBB jury last week and apparently all my maps and logbook were in order because now I am an approved HBB paddler and will most probably get the HBB-number 172! Yay!!! 😃I’m the only woman to finish this year out of the 4 that started and going through the statistics (got some help here from my way more competitive husband) realise I have the 5th fastest time for women over all. Last but not least and definitely most important, I really enjoyed the whole journey with fantastic, good and some not so good days from Svinesundsbron to Haparanda. All good reasons to feel pleased about how this project turned out. It was a very nice meeting and fun to bring back memories from each day. Later when arriving home reading Jim Danielsson’s book I started to think I might have to retire early to fit in all the kayaking I found inspiration for 😛.
Right now I’m on my way home from a business trip to Luleå flying over a long stretch of islands that I passed with my kayak earlier this summer. It is a really cool feeling to have such detailed knowledge of the Swedish coastline that I recognise lots of places that I kayaked passed; Rödkallen, Junkön and Bjuröklubb were all far enough east for me to see through the small window and later when getting closer to Stockholm I saw Öregrund and Väddö, including the incredibly long strait/channel that took me almost a day to complete. Picked up my iPad that still contains the images of my daily routes so that I could follow my track in detail from above.
When going through all the previous posts using a large screen I realised the absolutely embarrassing amounts of spelling error that slipped through late night's proof reading (not sure I can even call it proof reading when seeing the result...) in the tent. Sorry about that! For those of you starting to read the blog now, consider yourselves lucky, I think almost all of them are gone now. I also think signing up for "English spelling 101" should be a task on my to do list since it became painfully clear that I can't spell either "coffee" or "weather". All the times I wrote coffe or wheather were not typos, it was due to good old SBS (Skit Bakom Spakarna).
Finishing with a few photos from an amazing early morning paddle with my husband two weeks ago. Autumn is great that way, you don’t have to get up super early to see the sunrise 👍🏻😀☀️!!!