One of the disadvantages of a long journey as I made it this winter is that you cannot meet your local friends for a long time. It felt like ages ago, that I was in Kusfors to visit my good friends Martine and Lasse, that I got to know the very first day when I arrived in Skellefteå five years and some days ago.
Kusfors is 70 km away from my home and it usually takes my exactly one hour car drive. Yesterday it took longer since I made some detours. There’s a nice minor road along the river Skellefteälven which still is partly ice covered – at the end of April!
Martine, Lasse and I made a short trip to Norsjö and Lasse showed us around. For example the beautiful wooden church:
Or the ski slope nearby. (We where quite lucky that we didn’t get stuck in the rough clay road when we went up and down):
Or the farm shop in Svansele, that is specialised in carrots and is open 24-7.
But my favourite spot and motive was the old abandoned mill near Norsjö – Norrsjövallens kvarn:
I definitely have to visit this place again with more time and better light, probably in the evening, or even in the night time. (Perhaps with some polar light? …)
Addendum: A black and white version of the last motive: