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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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On the morning of the 17th we crossed
two ferries, and passed a most mountainous
country. The hills on every side were
almost precipices, altogether inaccessible.
This day we dined at an insignificant
village, where we unexpectedly met with
tolerable accommodations. In the afternoon
we crossed a lake, a mile and a half long.
The country to Dogstau, where we slept,
was almost a constant succession of steep
rocks and barren hills, which delayed us
much, for which reason we did not reach
that place till two in the morning, where
we found accommodations of every kind
exceedingly bad. Here we delayed not long
but left Dogstau very early, and passed
under an exceeding high rock at some small
distance from the town. The summit of
the rock is much resorted to by strangers,
to see the sun at midnight.

We dined at a neat village; the house
was uncommonly clean, and we were
agreeably surprised with unlooked-for delicacies,
such as a variety of wild fowl, eggs,
chaders, &c. From hence we made a slow
progress in travelling, as the roads were

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