SOCIAL ACTIVITY. On Saturday, 24 April, Nest 2 continued their Project Bohusleden hike, with activists and members covering another stage of the 230-mile route. This time they walked for a distance of 12 miles in Kungälv Municipality.
This stage of the Bohusleden trail was a bit special, as children were also invited on the hike. Children have taken part in previous hikes, but this time there were more in attendance than usual. The terrain in this section is relatively easy, so it was a good time to involve younger participants, especially as they won’t be able to join the tougher stages that come later in the trail.
The 12-mile distance was walked by five children from ages six [!] to 11. There were opportunities to take breaks on the way in case the children got too tired, but everyone fought on and completed what they had started. According to Fredrik Vejdeland, who also took part in the activity, the children were very well behaved and completed the trek with hardly any complaining. He spoke more about the importance of this kind of activity on the most recent episode of Leadership Perspective.
Throughout the hike, the group were surrounded by beautiful landscapes of deciduous and coniferous forests, country paths and moss fields – and they also encountered several signs of spring. At a little over halfway, they stopped at a lake, where they had a barbecue and socialised. Some even took the opportunity to swim in the icy water.
At this point, the members not participating in the hike joined to attend the Nest’s monthly meeting. Nest Chief Mattias Sigvardsson issued new directives to activists and talked about upcoming activities. A new member was also welcomed during the meeting.
After the meeting, the hiking group continued to walk the last part of the route. In total, the leisurely journey took about eight hours, including a long break.
In addition to the activists and members, sympathisers, children and a dog also participated in the hike. There will be more hikes in the future at which non-members are welcome. If you live in the area and would like to participate, send an email to Nest 2.