Monday, October 28, 2013

A Bath for the Brave-Hearted

There are baths and other kind of baths.
There is also a lovely town in southern England named Bath.

But taking a bath or going in swimming this time of year in Norway is not for the faint-hearted.
Hector is such a being.

Our trip to Eljarbu, our cabin in the mountains last Friday-Saturday, was very nice. After working on lowering the ceiling in the sauna, we decided to go for a walk in the spectacular fall colored nature surrounding the cabin.

Three times Hector jumped into the lake for a bath. Three times.
Funny furry little guy, he did not even look like it was cold or seem to mind the freezing temperature of the water. Norway mountain lakes are cold even in the summer, but at the end of October . . .

It cleaned off some of the mud he had jumped into, and made him even more determined to jump and hop all around the area. Arnfinn figures Hector's walk was four times as long as ours.

A trip to a remote space in the mountains now and then is good for the body and the soul. Maybe you have another retreat that makes you happy. As long as it is a place to be yourself and relax and feel grateful for life.

This is the place I can wake up to the smell of eggs and bacon.

That does not happen at home.

Today's photos are from our walk.