Remembering those days of happiness

February 19, 2016 Sofia Nordlander 1 Comments

Sweden again, a couple of months of winter, darkness and another life. Spring is hopefully here soon, at least that is what most people are longing for. Anders spent the winter months editing the Stuart Highway movie. Watch it and read about our last skating days.



The last days!
The car was bigger than expected, a 4WD SUV was going to replace our longboards and arms with mixed feelings loaded the trunk. We had had this on our minds for a while, how to travel faster and less strenuous and also be able to see more things thanks to that. But the original plan had also been to skate all the way down to Port Augusta, not ”only” to Alice Springs. Even if we had to change this plan parts of us wanted to skate further. This had been the days of our lives.

Barely a week earlier, all we wanted to achieve was to reach Alice Springs and so we did. We arrived at the ”Welcome sign" outside town, fully equipped with skating gears. Triumph and "happy photo moments" later we tried to enter the city without having a speeding ticket, the hills were pretty steep. Well, a little too steep according to us but we were so close to reach the goal. Some kilometers later we landed at a shopping center, bought 2 ice creams each and tried to convince ourselves that this was it, mission was completed! Emptiness and happiness, side by side.

So, this was the end of our skating adventure. After that we were lucky to have a lot of adventures by car in the southern parts of Australia before we went back to Sweden, happy and precious memories. But longboarding the Stuart Highway is absolutely the most interesting and best thing we have done! Some of you have seen my pictures on Instagram or Facebook, for the rest of you, they are still there. Otherwise, have a look above at the movie Anders made!

So long!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Sofia and Anders, Ralph here from 'where the hell is Noonamah' NT Australia, remember this part of our world. By chance this site came by me with no idea it was you both, I clicked on it and read your notes to find we even had a mention those years ago. I was pleased you enjoyed my tour guiding and your stay in Litchfield National Park and safely made your adventure to Alice, unbelievable and even more unbelievable that I came by this. I will check out more of your adventures, you certainly have had many, you go girl!! The build up season is here now in the top end, stinking hot before the storms and wet season roll in, we can't wait for it, you,d certainly do it tuff now if you attempted the same trip with 39 degree days and high humidity. Well we're all doing ok, my husband ,Verso has been home now from working away many years for over 12 months battling cancer unfortunately, Rex (22) our son is still living here and trying desperately to find work, our daughter Angie (soon 21) has just touched back down in Darwin now from a short trip south to Brisbane and the gold and sunshine coast, I hope you made it to Australia's east coast too. Ratbag our galah who stars in one of your photo's has a new girlfriend, I called her Pink so he's a happy fella, Jinglebells, my cockateil still whistles up a treat and the dogs Honey and Buddy have pups. My self I have completed a potrait of my grandparents, painted inside our 3 bdrm house in Darwin this year too as well as always busy doing something on our property and working, love dropping into Noonie for a cold one too, cheers to you and I hope this note finds you both, love Ralph

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