It is late afternoon. The bus turn left down to the small harbour in Ritsem.
We have after a short discussion decided not to stay at Ritsem over the
night, but to take the afternoon boat to Änonjalme. From there walk
the four kilometers to Vuojatätno. We started our journey at nine
yesterday morning, it is now five in the afternoon. We still feel fresh
and the weather is good, the reasons for the decision. The lake Akkajaure
is part of a water power plant, i.e. it is regulated. Therefore are the
shores dead, visible especially this time of the year. In Änonjalme
is the dead part hundred meter long. Ugly, energy is needed. The varying
water level require moveable landing
stages. We get our equipment and struggle up to the "true" shore. Änonjalme
consists of a few houses, used by the lapps during summertime, and spread
out in the area. In the distance can we hear a dog bark.
It is also a start/end point of Padjelantaleden, at the other point is Kvikkjokk.
One may also continue with the boat the Vaisaluokta, the alternative to
Änonjalme if one plan to walk Padjelantaleden. Our goal is Ruotesvagge
in Sarek, then Änonjalme is the choise. The part to the Akkahut is
rather boring, uphill through the mountain birch forest. We look into the
hut, nobody there. Soon there will be, passengers on the boat will walk
Padjelantaleden, and stay in the hut during the night. We continue. The
track continue through the birch forest, now and then show small open areas
up. Such an area is covered with "polarull", the flower with the white
beard. It is an easy walk, soon is sound of the river Vuojatätno heard.
We stop at the bridge, walk upstream searching for a suitable place to
stay at. Find a place where the river is in peace. On the other side of
the river is the Akka mountain guarding us. The long journey has finally
made as tired, we fall asleep early.