Monday, 28 January 2013

Top-to-toe nylon, as promised

So stylish... (I do like my hat, though.)

So, last week Mr Robot and I went for a session driving huskies. We booked through a firm called Into The Blue, but the people who own the dogs and host the experience are Arctic Quest and you can book direct with them. It's not really an occasion for dressing up, so I piled on lots of wool and topped it all off with waterproof coat and trousers.

Willful Willow!

This little madam, Willow, ran off to investigate rabbit fur when she was pulling me! I tried to avoid hitting her when she came back and overturned the dog trike. Good job you get helmets and joint pads, eh?

Lined up in pack order.

Mr Robot makes friends with Tamzin


Our home for the night

We stayed overnight in a Sami tipi. It has a wood burner inside, so when we woke up the next morning I lit the fire and got straight back in my sleeping bag! Arctic Quest provide proper arctic sleeping bags, booties, throws and so on, and everything you need to cook with. We cooked our evening meal outside, though.

A cold morning - the lake is frozen and there's snow on the hills! 

Trip was fully paid for - it was Mr Robot's birthday present last year.

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful adventure!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Looks brilliant. Also looks like you slept in the middle of nowhere! I really do like the hat.

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    1. The hat was a present in a Ravelry swap. I love it!

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  3. I always imagine if I went dog sledding I would end up being dragged somewhere random... even with horse riding it seems to happen haha! :)

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    1. I did overturn the cart because I was desperate not to hit Willow. Got a few bruises on my shin, but the padding did the trick overall. She just stood there afterwards, looking at me as if to say, "Well, you called me back! Can we run now?"

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  4. that looks amazing, the huskies are beautiful. I bet you had an amazing time

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    1. It was brilliant! Staying in the tipi was the right thing to do, it turned an experience into more of an adventure.

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  5. What gorgeous dogs, they have such pretty eyes.

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  6. Lovely Willow. The Mister would love a husky, I really don't think we could cope with all that energy though!

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