After yesterday’s snow fall Umeå municipality sent an SMS to Annika today at 8:28: “Olles Spår 5,0 km, Klassiskt preparerad”.
Olles Spår is one of Umeå’s cross country ski tracks. Annika and I planned to ski there after work today. I was however a bit doubtful, because at home the snow was thawing away the whole day and in the afternoon it even rained.
When we arrived at the parking place of Olles Spår only a single other car was parked there. And that is what the parking place looked like:
We planned to ski at least 1 km no matter how it goes, but the ski track was much better in shape than expected and so we skied 5 km.
Perhaps we ski again this week, otherwise it was probably the last time this year. And then spring shall come!
Apropos spring: On the way back we stopped at Degernäs – a bird’s paradise. At least a hundred common cranes flew overhead within minutes and a several hundred whooper swans had been gathering in the shallow waters of the flooded meadows. Not mentioning the many geese. That’s another clear sign of spring.