Today was my birthday, along with Swedish Flag day. A lot of flags were flying from the flagpoles, naturally all for me!
Didn’t spend last night under the stars as I had hoped, couldn’t find a suitable spot and there was a cold wind blowing in from the sea. Still, a comfortable night in the tent is not to bad either.
Walked the 10 km into Falkenberg in my new flip-flops this morning, have to get my feet used to them, and was surprisingly comfortable.
When I got into town I found a coffee shop (på G) and treated mysef to a luxury, extra special coffee to celebrate my birthday. Got to talking with the staff and they were very interested in the-walk. Not only that, when they learned it was my birthday, they insisted I try the cheesecake!
Then it was of to see my old mate Mats, whom I originally met in Sydney, and his family. We got to talking about how long it had been since we met and finally worked out that it had to be 20 years ago…
It was great to see him and reminisce about “glory days” and the beer and peanuts were just icing on the cake. One unexpected side effect of the-walk is the surprising number of old friends and colleges I have met along the way. That in itself has already made the whole project worthwhile, and there is a whole lot more to come yet!