The sore throat and fever is still bad, it is even worse than
yesterday. We cancel the day
and hope for a better day tomorrow. My friend volunteer to continue as
a servant. Though he hawk, does he not feel sick. I stay in the tent
all day, except for doing what must be done outside. Through the
opening can I see many reindeers passing by. Birds have an airshow
above us. The cloudiness is varying during the day. In the evening is
the throat better but the fever is still slowly rising.
Even worser day. I spend all the day in the tent, and most of the time
inside the sleeping bag. In the afternoon do a lone
hiker from Germany pass by. He ask how it is to walk in
Lullihavágge and from there to Pårek. My friend who has
lived many years in Germany tell in German:
"Lullihavágge is a
rather nice valley, somewhat steep from Sarves. In the mountain pass is
it very stony. In 1985 was there snow field to walk on. Gådokjåhkå can be
dangerous to ford, use the bridge if it exist. 1985 was it gone, but it
was easy to walk on the glacier instead."
He ask if he may put is tent a few hundred meters further away, he has
been walking many kilometers today and is getting tired. We don't mind.
It is a
cloudy day, the temperature rise to eight degrees. My temperature rise
to 39.5 and I take a pill that reduce the fever. My friend is surprised
that I bring a clinical thermometer. So what, he is carrying a normal
The temperature is falling, mine and the one outside. The weather is
nasty with many showers, but the sun do also show up during a few short
moments. A hill a few hundred meters away block the view towards
Sarves. I ford the brook and walk up on the hill. A strong cold wind
meet me. The view north of the valley of Alep Sarvesjåhkås
is extended. The view into Sarvesvágges is still blocked. I
continue further towards it, it is up and down in something that looks
like since long dry river beds. I'm sweating and freezing at the same
time, one of the many showers pass by. I choose to return to the tent.
visit us, wondering about the best way to the Tuottar cabins. 2003 did
we walk among the small lakes on the highland, but it can be difficult
to navigate in bad weather. There is nothing to guide the eye.
Perhaps one should open a tourist office here, it has never happened
before that somebody has asked us for an advice. Now it has happened
two days after each other.
Other guests is a herd of reindeers. I write this at 21.30, and the
reindeers are still around. They are not afraid of us any longer. when
we leave the tent do they look up and then continue to eat without
disturbed. It has rained for a few hours, but now it is decreasing
cloudiness. It is getting colder. There is snow down to 1300 m.