A New Year, Palma
Tomorrrow is the start of a new year and a lot of people are busy making new years resolutions and planning their future.
Exactly two years ago, I was on another island in the Mediterranean writing the very first project description for the-walk. Looking back it is strange to think that it was only two years ago, so much has happened that it feels much, much longer ago.
But reading the original description is interesting, there are definite suggestions as to what might happen and what is important and so far I seem to be very much on track. One point that is emphasised is that the route is very much subject to change, being based only on what I find interesting and want to experience! That proved to be right….
In the last two years I have walked 7,000 km, including the-test walk. Although that’s a long way, is still only the start. It is difficult to predict how far I will have walked by the time I reach Sydney, but I am probably somewhere around one quarter of the way there, so there is still a long way to go.
Which means that I don’t have to make a New Years resolution this year, I already know exactly what I will be doing next year. Walking!
January will see me (hopefully) finishing the European part of the-walk, heading down through southern Spain and finishing in Gibraltar. If I have enought time I might even take a short hopp over to Tangier, to make the-walk intercontinental.
Then I fly to Stockholm to work a few weeks at Fotoskolan Stockholm, teaching sports photography, english for photographers, lightroom, possibly running a printjet workshop and helping to repair and install some scanning equipment. All in all it looks like it’s going to be a busy time.
In March it’s off to the states to continue walking, really looking forward to it already.
If there is one thing I would like to try to do next year, it is some more writing. Something I have been wanting to do for several years but somehow have not got around to. You would think that doing nothing but walking would give me time to do that, but walking takes time.
Hopefully next year will see some longer posts on the blog and I am working on a pdf publication about being a photographer that I would like to have finished before I fly west. Maybe even some articles about the first section of the-walk?
I would like to take this chance to thank everybody that has helped me during the year. All the incredibly friendly, helpful and generous persons I have meet on my walk. There are so many that I can’t list you all, but you know who you are.
Thank you all, so very very much!
Also a big thanks to everybody out there following my little adventure online, please keep doing so and to everyone, a very Happy New Year!