Friday, October 21, 2011

And Then They Were Three

And Then They Were Three


Autumn Road

Heading home from the National Park I had to use my bike bell when I came upon four people dressed in military uniforms walking side by side on a walkway in Handen. After passing them I made a quick stop at the mall, and 20 minutes later I saw them again, but now they were only three, so I had to investigate. Turns out that they are civilians, although the guys, Henrik and Niklas did their military service last year. Now they were out on a 36 km walk, together with Jenny with a Y. The fourth person, another girl, had given up a kilometre or so ago, and was probably on her way back home via train or bus. They had maps and a GPS unit with them, but still had managed to take a few wrong turns here and there. Their goal was Hemfosa, which is in the middle of nowhere. The second photo shows the road that the then four hikers probably walked down half an hour or so before I met them. I took that photo as I left the park.

10 comments:

Dianne said...

Wonderful picturesque country-side to be walking in Steffe - but I think I might have joined the fourth member and been on the train heading home. That's a lot of walking!!

Jack said...

The scene in your bottom photo is mouth watering, Steffe . . .

Abe Lincoln said...

The countryside is beautiful.

Randy said...

Wonderful shots! Those are some great smiles too.

Peter said...

a good spot for a 36km stroll, hope you tagged along.

Steffe said...

I did not. I was on the bike, but I have travelled that road many times before.

VP said...

Wrong turns with a GPS device? I hope they weren't rangers in the Army...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They look like they are enjoying themselves a lot Steffe, wonder how many of them made the final destination.. How interesting for you to bump into your former Prime Minister, is there anyone who has turned you down for a photo??

Sharon said...

That's a long walk! Good for them!

Steffe said...

Very long indeed Diane, If and when I go for a trek, 10 km is enough for me.

It's a fine stretch Jack, going in the other direction this in pretty much the entrance to the National Park.

Ha ha, good one Mr. Poet. But they were not lost, like the girl on the bike from a while ago

I get turned down every now and then. Only yesterday did I stop a woman who quickly informed me that it was the third time I had asked here, and her answer was still no! I tend to block out people like that, so when I see them again I will usually ask again!