Christmas break, day 5
Day 5 on Sjusjøen wasn’t quite as sunny as the previous days, but less cold. I was very keep on getting to the top of Elgåsen.
“Top of” in Sjusjøen context means getting to the uppermost cabin on the various hills. That was kind of a joke, but actually true for Storåsen and Elgåsen. Still, we didn’t let that bother us. It would be a good 20km ski-trip.
We skied down to lake Kroksjøen and went followed the Gjestbodsåsen track until we got onto a new track (northbound) east of Kuåsen. This track formed a loop around Elgåsen.
Today, I was skiing with my old skating skis. I put some blue wax under to avoid going nuts in the uphills.
Once we reached lake Mellsjøen, we found a summer path with a “Elgåsen” signpost. And we decided to follow it.
Within a few minutes, Sjusjøen “top” #5 was “in the bag“. It was a really nice trip and I could already feel that my skiing shape and form had improved considerably. And the same applied to Anne. I figured that tomorrow would be the right time to seek “adventures” outside the tracks.
Our solitude at the cabin ended when Anne’s relative Liv Jorunn came up from Lillehammer to visit us. When having visitors, it’s not very polite to have the TV on, but Magnus Carlsen was trying to defend his title as the world champion in the Rapid Chess tournament. Anne realized that this was a battle she would not win. But as women can do stuff and watch TV at the same time, men can chat and “observe” TV at the same time. In the end, I like to think that Liv Jorunn felt that I was present…