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    Posted: 09 January 2019 at 18:01
Over New year we spent 5 days in Finnish Lapland. One of the activities was a dog sled tour. Amazing smart and gentle dogs that just want to run, if they can't run they bark

We were 6 sleds with each 2 persons and 6 dogs. Total distance covered was almost 19 km in a 3 hour period (incl. about 45 min break)

Here's some impressions:


1: Getting the dogs and sleds ready



2: Running through a white landscape



3: Halfway break, preparing soup, sausages and toast on a campfire



4: This one was barking and howling throughout the whole break. I asked the guide and he said nothing is wrong and she just wanted to continue running and not take a break.


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Nice documentary series Pieter! Must have been a nice experience. #2 is very nice with just the dogs in colour in this white world and the other sledge further down the path
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a little bit jealous Pieter! maybe very jealous!
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What an amazing looking adventure! I can only imagine how cold it would have been, with the added wind chill factor when the dogs at full speed. Really primal, with the silence of the sleds in the snow and just the panting of the dogs when running.
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

What an amazing looking adventure! I can only imagine how cold it would have been, with the added wind chill factor when the dogs at full speed. Really primal, with the silence of the sleds in the snow and just the panting of the dogs when running.
A bit surprised that the howling dog looks nothing like a Husky, but presumably can do the job and the short coat isn't any handicap.
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These are great. Looks amazing.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2019 at 22:15
Looks like real winter and a lot of fun! Would have been a particularly inviting video opportunity (including the barking) as well!

I hope ypu show us more of this white landscape!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2019 at 23:07
What a great experience, super photos, I especially like #2 but the story behind #4 is wonderful!(added dog sledding to my bucket list)
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Beautiful contrast between endless whiteness and people and dogs specially noticeable in #2 and #3 . It must have been great experience.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 January 2019 at 19:46
Thanks for all the comments and it was indeed a great experience.

Since we did a lot of different activities on our vacation there I didn't take too many pictures. Too busy with other things, quickly draining batteries, frozen focus/zoom mechanisms and very think/clumsy mitts all didn't help for a smooth photography experience

But I do have several more pictures that I will process and show here, but it's not a large reportage like I sometimes am able to do after a trip.
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