Ladies and gentlemen, the-walk has finally gone international!
I’m writing this while sitting in Heslingør train station waiting to meet up with my first couchsurfing connection.
Yesterday, I left the beach and made my way over Hallandsåsen, the one slightly higher area around here. Although it is a climb of somewhere around 200 meters, it was easy going. Just as well as I am going to encounter some proper climbs later on, if this small hill had proved difficult then I would really have been in trouble! As it was, I used the jolly-motion for the first time in any sort of serious way and found that it works as advertised. It really helped to move the strain from the upper body, down to the hips and made everything feels much lighter.
Today I made my way into Helsingborg and caught the ferry over the water to Helsingør, Denmark.
Over the last 13 months, I have walked a little bit more than 3000 km through Sweden. Last summer during the-test, and now as the start of the-walk. It’s interesting to note that 3000 km is 10% of the total distance of the-walk, and somehow that makes it all seem very possible.
The last month has felt very much like a holiday and I don’t think I have realized what I have started. The reality of the situation has not sunk in yet. It is first now that it feels like the adventure will really start. Not only have I gone international, but today will be the first time I try couchsurfing, something I hope to be able to do a lot more in the coming year.
At the moment I am a very hopeful and expectant newby vagabond!