IN EXTREMIS, BUT READY TO CROSS LAKE INARI

IVALO DAY 0

Two days later for the loss of all my luggage, finally tomorrow morning I will be able to start the trip through Lake Inari.  I thought to do it in 6 or 7 days, but I will have to rush a little bit more, in order to complete it  have to go more to the point, and see if I can complete it on 5.

I have no margin days, and I cannot fail in the distance advanced each day; hoping I will not get caught for too bad weather, having to remain  and have to be some day locked in the tent.

When I do big projects, I keep long margins, but for these shorter adventures, I have to combine it with all my other activities, and I could not lose more days.

Uncertainty always an part of the adventure activities, but you cannot imagine that this will attack by the side of the inefficiency in the transport of luggage. All my expedition material, which is quite heavy and expensive, was sent as luggage in my flights.  And on the Düseldorf link to Helsinki, which was very short of time because of a delay of the company AIR BERLIN, switching to FINNAIR, they strayed all, and they did not even locate it. I’ve been two days without any info, and not being able to make any plans at all. Until today I didn’t have confirmation that they knew where the luggage was, and that they were trying to send it on his way to Ivalo… all day with fingers crossed, and, finally there has been good news.

We always think that the crisis (small or large), have a happy ending, but when you have done already many miles, you know it’s not always like it. At the end it was not such a serious problem, but I was almost more worried for the value of the material that the fact of having or not to abort the journey; as though life is very short, it is not enough to not being able to find another opportunity to cross the Inari.

Anyway, I had to prepare everything quickly, and tomorrow I will start a very expedition, in an environment of great ecological value, in a country where people knows that the natural heritage is a key asset that has to be used with great responsibility, because it has to be profitable for today and for the future.

In these two days in Ivalo, between beer and beer, I had the chance to talk to enough people here; and it’s a pleasure to see how they live their relationship with nature. Perhaps because of the fact that there’s few people in the country (5.3 million, 17 per km2, the third least populated country in Europe), perhaps because the towns and cities are fully connected with nature, or perhaps because being a territory with such long winters, they are used to being ants in summer and know that the resources of today have to be managed for tomorrow (and not like southern countries, for their climate, are living more in the day, not too much worried about tomorrow resources or food); it shows they have a deep-rooted culture about all human activity and its impact on nature, and that everything we do now has an effect on what will happen in the environment where we will live for many years. I like to do a very intense adventure in a country with one of the best cultures of sustainability on our planet.

As part of the project WORLD NATURE EXPLORING , all these feelings of adventure activity and the relationship with the visited natural areas, I hope to share them with you every day during the trip and, in any case, once completed, with a little more depth.

I go to bed, tomorrow I have to wake up early in order to pull the sled a lot of hours, and I do not know where I’ll end up sleeping. Thanks for following me!

By |2016-03-06T00:00:00+00:006 de March de 2016|General|12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Albert Bosch 13 March, 2016 at 15:53

    Hola Paco,

    Impresionantes sí lo son… y comparto que esto realmente es vivir… pero todo requiere pagar un precio (vivir con incertidumbre, arriesgarse, organizarlo todo, conseguir ganarse la vida…)… y ese precio nadie lo quiere. Pero no hay lo uno sin lo otro!! Saludos!!

  2. Albert Bosch 13 March, 2016 at 15:51

    Hola Jaume,

    Que bé de retrobar-te per aquí… Moltes gràcies pel teu seguiment i suport… ens veiem aviat a la celebració dels 50 anys de la promoció, no??

  3. Albert Bosch 13 March, 2016 at 15:50

    Hola Mònica,

    Bien está lo que bien acaba diuen, no?
    Ha estat brutal… ja comentarem
    Petonàs!!

  4. Albert Bosch 13 March, 2016 at 15:49

    Hola Josep Mª,

    Gràcies pels ànims… al final tot ha anat bé.
    Em va saber greu no venir al sopar de les Pockets del Dakar, però estava de viatge
    Una abraçada

  5. Albert Bosch 13 March, 2016 at 15:05

    Hola Jordi…

    …Per això som cosins… perquè som igual de malparits. Hem de currar molt per fer un muntatge creïble per escapar-nos al carib de cháchara, jajaja…

  6. Joel 8 March, 2016 at 11:12

    Quina enveja! Aquestes converses… buff… deuen ser més valuoses que moltes enciclopèdies…

  7. jordi roquer 7 March, 2016 at 09:27

    Pero mira que arrives a ser malparit fent creure a tothom que estas fotent- te de fred en un lllac de por ahi …. treu el poster de darrera que es vegui la palmera amb els cocos i el mar de fons i amaga el gorrito que aviat et portaran la Kaipirinya jejejVinga cuida´t i vigila amb les foques .

  8. Josep Mª Cadena 7 March, 2016 at 01:21

    Desde les Pockets de VIc també et seguim i desitgem molta sort.
    Una abraçada.
    Josep Mª

  9. Jaume Roqué 6 March, 2016 at 22:44

    Endavant Albert !!!!
    Compta amb tot el nostre soport i segueix-nos demostrant any rera any, repte rera repte que els somnis i les il’lusions són tant relitzables com imparables són les ganes i la perseverància que nosaltres ens proposem.
    Una fortíssima abraçada !!!

  10. Carina Mellit 6 March, 2016 at 22:11

    Mucha suerte! Esperamos tus novedades ansiosamente. Crack!!

  11. Mònica Sans 6 March, 2016 at 20:59

    Ei Albert! Caram, quin pal això de les maletes… però mira, pensa que amb això ja has cobert el cupo de mala sort del viatge… 😉

    Ara ja només et resta: gaudir del paisatge, de l’aventura i de la travessa: que vagi moooolt bé!!! Una abraçada des de Barcelona!!!

  12. Paco Servet 6 March, 2016 at 20:02

    Impresionantes aventuras, eso sí que es vivir! Yo de mayor quiero ser como tú Albert!

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