Today is Thursday, January 8th. Two months from today we will have completed the first day of our journey to the sea. Virolahti, our starting point in the south, had a good base of snow and our group is relieved to have completed the first day of skiing. The weather was sunny and around -8C and our blue wax worked perfectly. Only 32 days until we stand or swim in the Arctic Sea. (It's colder than it looks!) Many will wonder how he or she will survive the trek and be able to ski "all the kilometers". But, all will discover over the course of the trip that their inner strength combined with the companionship of the group, and a good sauna, will help get through all conditions.
See you in March. Jeff