Altitude : 302m
Yesterday, Serge took the time to see the first German goal in the Australia-Germany game before falling into a deep sleep.
This morning he is tired at the start. The sky is threatening and itâ€™s rather cold among the pines. At km 50.5 we turn right on Route 92 to reach Asele. We get occasional drops, which become a real rain so that the last third of the stage is more than humid.
The scenery is monotonous and with the exception of Asele, which we skirt, and a few scattered houses, we donâ€™t meet many people. Anette told serge that the forests are full of bears. In the camp site of Asele, where we will sleep tonight, there is a photo showing a mother bear with 3 babies crossing the road. It is a photo which was taken rather close to the town and the owner of the camp site, who is a â€śmusher,â€ť confirmed that when he goes out with his dogs he often sees bears. We will be on the lookout, but like the elk, itâ€™s mostly in the winter that these beasts approach homes. In the summer it is easy for them to find food in the depths of these immense forests.
A coincidence: 11 days ago we met Philippe on his recumbent bicycle after our jaunt to Norway and on our way back in Finland. A photo at the reception desk confirms that he stayed in this same place.
Unfortunately, the team has lost motivation, contrary to Serge, who forges ahead, even though he is in a state of extreme fatigue. We have one thing in mind: our goal and we hope that the tone tomorrow will be more exultant than it is on this dreary day.
Town : Ă– Gafsele (Lappland)
GPS : N 64.03â€™10.7Â° E 017.16â€™88 .6Â°