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Building a wooden raft in Värmland in Sweden

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I still have a hard time believing that we built this wonder with our own hands. (C) David Escribano. Viajablog


He Klarälven campsite It is one of the headquarters of the family company Vildmark and Värmland. We stayed in very well maintained cabins and equipped with two small rooms with bunk beds, a kitchenette with living room and bathroom with hot water. Anyone who prefers to stay in their campervan or use a tent can also do so in the many green areas that exist, but we are delighted with our option.

Nightfall at 11 p.m. in our cabins at the Klarälven campsite. (C) Israel Úbeda / VisitSweden

We had the right time to leave our things and walk to the nearby river beach. There we were waiting Lisa to give us a brief theoretical class on the construction and management of the raft. The sun was high at 4 in the afternoon.

After the explanations, hard work and laughter began.

A 2,000 kilos raft, like El Escorial, it is not built in an hour. We had the -light- advantage that the logs we would use were stacked near the shore, a short distance from the water. We form 2 teams of three: Sofie, Israel and Pantani on the one hand; Maria, Anna and a server for the other. Lisa was helping both of us.

Our raw material stacked on the beach of the river. © DavidEscribano / Viajablog

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