Posted 05 Nov 2014.
While working on talaria I usually test all changes using my blog
locally. Originally, I kept copying the updated
after every change as I had troubles with
jekyll serve and
Annoyed, I did what I should have done much earlier! I read the
bower documentation. Turns out they have a very simple solution:
# cd /path/to/talaria
# cd /path/to/blog
bower link talaria
talaria is now symlinked back to its root repository. Once I want to
get rid of the symlink I can just run
bower uninstall talaria.
While this approach is simple and cleaner than manual copying or
symlinking, I still run into the issues with
jekyll serve and
symlinks: to see my changes I am forced to reload jekyll manually.
The southern Kungsleden runs from Storlien to Sälen, in close
proximity to the Swedish-Norwegian border. It is far less traveled
than its northern counterpart, but is said to offer equally stunning
landscapes and vistas - and stunning they were.
We spent 12 days hiking from Storlien to Grövelsjön and another 4 days
exploring the Norwegian Fjäll west of Grövelsjön. Overall, we hiked
close to 300km. You can find some impressions on Flickr.
We were incredibly lucky with the weather. The worst we encountered
was a short-lived drizzle; even the mosquitoes seemed to leave us
alone most of the time!
It has only been one week since, but I could already return for
another round of hiking. The Fjäll has been different from all my
previous hiking experiences, with the
offering a hitherto unexperienced kind of freedom. Additionally, the
Swedes were incredibly friendly and even in the remotest corners
everyone spoke fluent English. Surprisingly, a number of Swedes we met
also spoke German.
Most of the people we encountered were regulars and, after our
experiences, it is easy to see why. Next time, and there will be a
next time, I aim to head further north into even more remote areas.