We left Ostersund a little past 10 heading across the mountains through Are ..the leading ski resort in Northern Europe. This is an amazingly warm January… Not nearly as much snow as they’re usually is for this time of year. But this trip through the mountains .. particularly high in the mountains had its share of snow and ice… Peter did an amazing job negotiating the turns and getting us safely to low-ground.. but the view from high in the mountains was amazing.
It took about five hours to arrive at the beautiful Stockoya Island.. and our venue, Stockoya Sjocenter which sits right on the water.
Our new friend from Ostersund, Fia, took the journey with us to share in some cooking duties at the Skocenter with her friends and kind hosts Torild and Roar.
We were exhausted from lack of sleep for two nights and a long long drive over the mountains… But we decided to do a sound check right away at the offer of Terry.. an extraordinarily good soundman …which we did rather quickly and efficiently.
then we were served the most delicious mussels I have ever had ..so fresh and flavorful… Torild mentioned that this is the area where you would find the best of certain shellfish… mussels being one.. local cod was the main course and it was delicious as well.
after dinner we crashed for about an hour and a half before getting ready to go on stage