Lyra completed her second WPD-leg today on a hike along the Åbyälven River north of Skellefteå. My mother accompanied us and we had a lovely day on the trail, following the winding forest river from Blåfors to Renholmen. Lyra loves going on adventures and the weight on her back didn’t seem to slow her down one bit. We affectionately call her Lyra-Myra, as “myra” means ant in Swedish, and Lyra may be a bit on the smaller side, but she is strong and tireless like a worker ant.
The summer has quickly turned into autumn and today’s cool weather was ideal for a packing trip.
Love the colours of September. The trees seem to change from green to yellow and red overnight.
Besides pike, perch and whitefish, the Åbyälven River also has populations of salmon, sea trout and grayling. The protected freshwater pearl mussel can also be found here.
Going for a swim?
My mother Kaisa ♥
We found chantarelles in the forest and took a break to pick mushrooms and lingonberries.
A beaver had left nibbled trees and brushpiles along the trail. We heard him jump into the water but didn’t catch a glimpse of him this time.
Lyra demonstrates how to use a walking stick – Malamute style 😉
Well done Lyra on completing your second WPD-leg!
While my mum and I were out hiking Fredrik was busy clearing trees at home. Eleven pine trees had to be cleared as we are expanding the kennel area into the forest. Next week we are going to start limbing and preparing for the logs to be transported to the local sawmill. Plenty of work still remains before we can start building the pens but I think we can make it before winter, if we’re lucky 😉