Sunday, March 06, 2016


The world's oldest annual and longest ski competition is always held on the first Sunday of March in Dalecarlia in Sweden. It is called Vasaloppet. It takes the skiers from Sälen to Mora, a distance of 90 kilometres. We went up early in the morning to watch it on TV.

Paula's father Nils-Olov was one of the thousands of participants who competed. He has participated many times and we always hope to see him on TV, but we never do. This evening, Paula talked to him on the telephone and he was quite happy and satisfied with his effort.

Going 90 kilometres on skies in one day is a great feat. Even though I would be able to ski, I am not sure I could do it. Nils-Olov is a hero who does.

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