Day 17 in Kirkenes

The camp owner turned up this morning. On asking him if he was opening the camp, he said not until next week. We asked if he minded us staying another night. He wasn’t looking very happy, so we expected a negative response. However, he said we could stay, but he wanted us to move off the grass and onto the hard standing, which we did.

The forecast had been for another wet day. Luckily, after a brief shower or two in the morning, it cleared up for a while. The temperature even reached 10 degrees. Must be warmer as we have seen our  first mosquitoes. They are MONSTERS! We have done the washing and found a building with a roof, but open sides, where we could put up a washing line. Virtually the entire contents of our wardrobes are now hanging there to dry.

Later, an older gentleman arrived with a wheel barrow and spade and started weeding nearby. He was the father of the owner and Dennis asked him if we could pay for our stay. He decline do to take any money, so to pay for our keep, as it were, Dennis helped him with the weeding.

This afternoon Dennis has done some work on the LR and cleaned her too. It has also given us the opportunity to catch up with the Blog. So, we are now pretty much ready for the Russian border, although we have to find somewhere to buy vehicle insurance for Russia. Our next hurdle!

Traditional Sami house, though we suspect for tourism purposes.

5 Comments:

  1. Colin Crockett

    Does not look like Sam’s house from here! Glad u are progressing well, receiving all your info. Hope LR improves. Take care. xxxxxx

  2. Can’t see Sam living there, can you? Time the lawns were cut huh!

    Best to you both.

    Us.

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