Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Random notes

  • Waking times during the first week: 5:00, 2:30, 4:00, 4:00, 5:15, 6:00, 6:15
  • (It took all my resolve to *not* graph the course of my jetlag)
  • On my first three days at Grimsö, the temperature ranged between -5 and -8 degrees. On the fourth morning it was -25, and I barely noticed the difference. As long as the wind isn't blowing, cold is just cold and cold is tolerable for up to half an hour.
  • There is a sauna downstairs in the office building.
  • Twice, locals have casually mentioned the practice of having a sauna and then jumping naked into a hole cut in the ice of a frozen-over lake. I wonder if this is akin to Aussies discussing drop-bears and going to primary school in the pouch of a kangaroo. Scarily, the Swedish seem to be genuine.
  • Once a fortnight, Grimsö staff can sign up for a Swedish massage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't go to Sweden and not jump naked into ice water!

6:08 am  

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