It’s soon that time of the year when the part of the world where I grew up become the most beautiful, midsummer with 24 hours of daylight. Will probably miss it this year but the longing in me is almost physical, that’s when my homesickness becomes the strongest. But I got to experience it last summer.
Last summer I did a lot of driving, of course I have mixed feelings about that too since the effects on the environment but the distances in the north are long. And I enjoyed it so much, to be able to experience the arctic summer with all my senses. Sometimes pain too, because we have a lot of mosquitoes. Once when I stopped the car got filled with mosquitoes and I almost panicked when starting to drive.
And it was a great summer. Warm and sunny almost every day. I even went swimming in the rapids at Kukkolaforsen, something that has seemed unthinkable to me previously. But, it was just nice and cooling in the hot summer night.