We are parked in the centre of Rovaniemi. It’s Saturday night. I’ve just finished showering prior to heading out for Saturday night antics. After lathering my dreads in shampoo, I noticed the water collecting at my feet. I completed my shower anyway, flooding the shower tray and notified Mac of the issue.
The following sequence of videos explains the problems we have encountered in the Mog, in the last 48 hours.
Special thankyou to this garage and the men inside it, for allowing us to use their space and giving us the time to fix our Unimog home!
The kindness and relaxed, helpful attitudes of the Finnish people has been an absolute pleasure to live amongst for the last few days.
So, around midday on Monday 28th January, we pulled out of this garage with a functional fresh water plumbing system and a bucket to wash in. Now, we roll towards a supermarket in search of a poo bowl. Ohh, the fun and laughter that came with it!!
On Tuesday, after the fixing of our home on wheels the day before, we parked up at Ounasvaara Ski Resort so I could have my day on the mountain. I did some snowboarding while Mac had a down day in the cabin. The mountain was pretty empty, which suited me! I was feeling rather antisocial and really all i wanted to do was continuously make my round trip, to the top of the T-bar lift and down the piste to the lift gates, back onto the T-bar lift without unstrapping my board.
After spending half of the day snowboarding, we spent two hours in the Arctic Museum before being asked to leave at closing tome. It was fascinating to learn about how this area of land was formed, how it has changed, who it was inhabited by – animal life and human life, and how they lived. We should have spent all day their really.
Still mentally exhausted by the challenges we have overcome during the last few days, and physically exhausted from a day on the mountain (that ones just me) we decided to leave the Mog parked outside the museum that night and get our heads down early.
The decision is made… Tomorrow, we proceed NORTH.