Swedish summer is great, but with the hot weather comes the mosquitoes. Most of the time you can stay in the sun, or there will be a bit of wind to blow them away, or the rain scares them into their hiding places. However, some overcast or hazy evenings they ALL come out and there is nothing you can do. Last night was one of those nights, we went for a paddle on the river and there were just swarms of mosquitoes, but also some horseflies, midges, and some prolific green bug that mercifully didn’t seem to bite. I was in the bow and ran into a number of the swarms, and breathed in and swallowed more than I think is becoming for a vegetarian. I guess the mosquitoes figured that if I was going to have them for dinner, it was only fair for them to have me for dinner.
All this has turned our house into the itchy and scratchy show. It is not good to scratch mosquito bites but when you are asleep the scratching happens anyway. bite-bite-bite, scratch-scratch-scratch!