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A Walk In The Woods

November 15, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Wolsfeld Lake

Wolsfeld Lake

Priscilla and I took a hike this morning at Wolsfeld Woods Scientific and Natural Area (SNA). We've been trying to get as much walking in as we can in training for our Hut To Hut hiking adventure this summer in the far northern reaches of Sweden. By far northern, I mean above the Arctic Circle! All four of us are going, Priscilla, Kirstin, Anna and me. Priscilla had been saying that the scenery on our normal neighborhood walk was getting dull, so I suggested we hike one of the SNAs I've been photographing. She was up for it, so off we went.

The photograph above was actually taken a couple days ago, on a cold, blustery early winter day, as ice was forming on Wolsfeld Lake. The surface of the lake was still glistening with wetness. I came across a couple young women who were skipping stones out on the icy surface. The stones created the most unusual chirping sound as they skipped along the ice.

Today, we took our hand at skipping stones on the still icy surface. Priscilla was delighted to hear the same chirping sound I heard the other day. We both have learned something new. We've lived here all our lives, but neither of us knew that skipping stones on a lake that was freezing over would create such a sound. I just wish I could capture that sound for my blog. You'll have to try it yourself sometime.


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