Thursday morning dawned grey and overcast. There was the threat of rain and no blue sky to be seen, anywere. Managed to get everything packed away just in time, before a slight drizzle started.
Walked south along the coast and the rain increased. I was very glad that I had decided to stop early yesterday to enjoy some sun and go for a swim. Great timing! 🙂
Continued towards the Hook of Holland and just outside of town I came across a sign with a ferry and the word Harwich. Just yesterday I was thinking that it was so enjoyable walking along the coast, that I might not go to England at all. The plan was to go there from Calais, but I was still undecided. Then, here I was, on a grey, dismal day and there was a ferry to England less than one kilometer ahead. I decided to check it out!
Sure enough, there was a ferry leaving at 14.30.
One of the reasons I don’t plan to far ahead is that I want to remain flexible and be able to make decisions about where I am heading as I go. As I have said several times, the only absolutes are the starting and finishing places. Everything else is open and subject to change.
So I bought a ticket!
Serendipity is a mistress not to be trifled with.
I’m on the ship now and will arrive in Harwich around 8pm local time. That will be the-walks’ first time zone change. It also means I will miss Belgium. Not sure yet which route I will take in England, but I will be heading towards London to visit some friends.
Stay tuned, much, much more to come!
Here is alink to an article about me in a Dutch paper. Can’t read it myself but those of you that know Dutch can have a look.