Christmas break, day 3Index
Christmas Eve and our 2nd full day on Sjusjøen – in the cabin we had borrowed from good friends. The weather was brilliant, but it was cold. Fortunately, we know how to dress for cold days.
Today’s route would be from our cabin to Midtfjell via a short leg of the Birkebeiner route. Birkebeinerrennet is a famous 54km cross-country race starting at Rena and finishing in Lillehammer. It could have been fun to try it some day, but the thousands of participants isn’t a motivating factor.
We’ll see, though. Cross-country isn’t my element. This is…
We reached the Midtfjellet cabins and I was keen on going up to the nearest top, but we just didn’t have the skis for it.
Instead, we returned to the cabin, feeling the wind along the way.
Back at the cabin, I continued up to the local high point – Storåsen. Unfortunately, I don’t find great pleasure in any trip unless there is a named point part of it.
I enjoyed the sun setting from the top and promised myself that I would have visited most of the tops surrounding Sjusjøen before leaving.
I returned to the cabin and tried to help Anne as best as I could in preparing Christmas Eve dinner. Anne would probably argue that I wasn’t helping at all. The kitchen isn’t my element, either…
The traditional Christmas Eve dinner was super-delicious as always and I was a happy and privileged man.