I had the warmest welcome in a country so far.
As you might have discovered, as well as I did, during my trip the personal encounters are the main theme.
Oh yeah! As I planned to cycle north, actually to Tromsø, It would be logical to pinpoint the North Cape. Because this is what has to be done.
Day 61 – 4778 km
It is often said that the day starts de night before. In this case it couldn’t be closer to the truth. It was a terrible night, the rain kept drumming on my tent the whole time and the wind was severely pushing and ripping on the outside of my tiny shelter. As the sun doesn’t leave, the continuous daylight wouldn’t help my sleeping rythme either.
The middle of Sweden
More then one month under way, the reality starts shifting to this kind of life. 10 days living only outdoors with temperatures at night around freezing and during the day around 5°C. I had prepared well enough, so I didn’t feel cold. But the constant wind on a bicycle started wearing me down. I was more and more hungry. My power seemed do degrade and my mood saw some dips.