The very first national meeting for members of the Swedish bushcraft association or Bushcraft Sverige Riksträff. The preliminaries I already wrote about. This post is all about stepping out of my comfort zone and having fun doing it!!
I was going to meet a whole bunch of new people and intensively, socially interact with those for 2 days and to do so I had to drive a long distance myself! If you want the un-me in a nutshell... voilà.
But before that all happened I was going to meet another stranger, going by the name of Lee. He lives quite a bit further up north, is a non-native like me and would love to attend the meeting as well, but that would mean he'd have to get up at 04:00 and be on his way by 05:00. Feeling that that would be a bit to much, we invited him to come and stay over at our place, so we could make the trip together. We had "talked" for a while back and fro via facebook already and the vibes both he and I picked up seemed to be good. So he showed up at our place on friday night and we all pretty much instantly got along very well. This was to remain that way for the entire weekend. We spent a very pleasant evening, chatting and having a drink and went to sleep a lot later than planned. Nevertheless the alarm clock sounded at 06:00 saturday morning, since we had to pick up a third person at 07:30 and it would be a 30 minute drive there. The pick up and the drive down south went without any noteworthy incidents and just before 10:00 we arrived at our destination; a scouting facility by the name of Brittmäss near Sparreholm.
|All loaded up. By the time we were going the trunk was completely filled!|
|Home away from home.|
The tent was up in under 30 minutes and I learned that there's enough room for 5 beds, with plenty of room to walk around.
Good enough for the family!
Yours' truly in the backpictures taken by Jonathan Sälg
|Josef is the guy standing...|
|Aleks talking mushrooms.....|
|and Johan talking plants.....|
|The very heart of the meeting; the large fireplace.|
This one and the next one are Lee Fraser's
|I took this one with Lee's camera.|
|Nature's own art....|
Lee's as well, on my request.