Another 4 days of walking have passed and I have reached Stubbekøbing. It’s been a varied few days, with everything from storm winds to hot, calm sunshine.
From Rødvig, I walked to Præsrtø where I met Fritz, the wandering artist. I was sitting down reading and enjoying a beer when he came up and wondered if I belonged to the mule. Turned out that he had a passion for walking and combining it with painting.
Nice compact minimalist kit that doesn’t require any electricity!
We spent some time talking about equipment (strange how stuff always comes into it). One thing I have discovered that I need, is some sort of cooking pot, preferably one that can dubble as a cup. The camping grounds here in Denmark don’t have much in the way of utensils in their kitchens, I have been spoiled in Sweden.
Next day it was onwards, towards Stege where I made my base at the campsite and planed to leave everything (including the mule) while I made my way to Møns Klint and back the next day.
After a night with thunderstorms, thursday turned out to be warm (soon hot) and clear, and I left the mule to soak up some sun and socialize with the pensioners as I headed towards the cliffs.
They are brilliant limestone cliffs that tower above the sea, well worth seeing even if there were a lot of steps to get down to reach the beach.
But the scenery was worth it.
This is from my GPS app, first going down to the beach, and then heading up. Note that the speed is pretty good even going up!
It was a long way back to Stege in the late afternoon, and the sun was blazing down. Towards the end, the only thing I could think about was a cool shower.. Maybe the mule had the right idè.
In Stege I met a very nice artist, Susan Starwing. She heard me ordering a pizza in english and asked where I was from and what I was doing. When she heard about the walk she immediately wanted to help in some way and quickly sponsered me 100 Dkr! I am amazed at how many people say they are inspired by the-walk and the ideas behind it.
Thank you Susan!
As I headed south away from Stege on friday morning, it was obvious that I was still tired from yesterdays escapades, those 500 or so steps had taken more out of me than I thought. So Friday became an easy, relatively short walk to Stubbekøbing with the only complaint beeing the very strong winds. The last bit was on an old restored ferry, Ida, that runs from Bodø to Stubbekøbing during tourist season.
Then I quickly found the camp ground and pitched the tent, walked into town and bought som fresh strawberries that I am munching on as I type this. I won’t be able to publish this post tonight as there is no internet, but it will turn up as soon as I get “connected”. As for now, I’m of to bed!