05 August 2007

Midnight sun hiking

Something I love about midnight summer sun? The fact that you can spend the whole morning of a weekend day being lazy (taking time with your coffee, your breakfast, and a lazy walk with the dog) and getting things that just cannot be put off any longer (laundry, filing, vaccuming, etc) and still get off for a hike at 3 in the afternoon without even pausing to think about daylight. If you'd gone in the morning you would have brought lunch, now it's going to be dinner. And 17 miles later you show up at your doorstep right around bed time. Love it.

6 comments:

  1. that sounds absolutely terrific.

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  2. so it must be a sense of no time? It sounds sort of other worldly. magical.

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  3. dj kirby & jen ~ it was absolutely lovely.

    crazymumma ~ A sense of no time? Well, no, not really. I think maybe it would if you were just vacationing in it but when you live here you get quite used to it and you discover that sleep is still a necessary function. But on a fine day it can feel like you have the afternoon off even though you worked the whole day (granted, indoor chores tend to get ignored but that's what the darkness of winter is for). And I suppose it is other worldy like having it always dark out when you sleep and always light out during the day is to me nowadays.

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  4. So interesting! And you walked 17 miles... wow.

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  5. cathy ~ the best length for tiring out the body and the brain :)

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