Happy Easter – Wester – Norther and Souther!
I guess there were a couple on tens of thousands or more that had the privilige to change the streets and wheels of ordinary life, to white snow and skies during the past holiday.
Skiing is actually one of the oldest ways to transport oneself in Northern Europe. Through centuries people have used wooden tools underneath their feet to transport themselves. How Sweden got its first modern time king, Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, include skiing – a trip that has become the famous race Vasaloppet of 90 km. And Finland is said to have been able to defend itself successfully against the Soviet union in 1939, partly thanks to good Finnish skiers during that hard winter. Not to mention that slalom is a Norwegian word for technique to go downhill, developed in region Telemark which also has given its name to a skiing technique.
I keep remembering the time when my family heading back after winter holiday in Norway in the 90s, in a snow blizz missed the road to Sweden and surprisingly ended up in Oslo in the middle of the night, the city all covered with a white layer. The next day people were skiing in the central parks of Oslo and because so much snow had fallen, the city was paralyzed and people skied to work, quite happily.
Ski to work. That is definitely a green way to transport oneself.