20. August 2021
Day 77: Lost In Time And Space
Storsjön to Göljan
The last dozen or so days have been similar. Not boring. But similar. A lot of trees, many red houses and small lakes. Maybe it's because of this that I lost track of where exactly I am (in the big picture), how far and how long it is to Halmstad, South of Göteborg, where I will most probably finish section two. At the moment I'm living or hiking in the here and now. Still, it might be a good idea to get back the big picture. Especially since I get asked a lot how many kilometers I have walked or how many I still have to walk. After finishing writing this blog, I will check how far it is to Halmstad.
But first, let's talk about today: Another early start. I deviate from Bergslagsleden to get resupply in Nora, a surprisingly nice town (at least the center and lake front) , looking neat in the early morning sun.
With groceries done, I rejoin the trail at Pershyttan, an interesting little settlement, where everything is about mining. After having a look around, I continue. It's mostly a pleasant walk with just a very few rougher, slower sections. Shortly before reaching my planned vindskydd near Kilsbergstugan, I take a wrong turn. Takes me nearly a kilometer until I realize it. I know I should take it easy but it is always pissing me off. Big time. Angry as I turn around, angry at the stupid way marking. It's completely my fault though. The marking is clear as day. I didn't pay attention.
Still fuming, I reach the vindskydd. It's not looking inviting at all. Especially with the smell of a dead animal in the air.
My earlier mishap gave me a lot of energy. Negative motivation. Maybe not the best kind of motivation but an effective one for sure. So I decide to continue to the next vindskydd, 4 kilometers down the trail. And oh boy, it is so worth it. Amazing location, overlooking the lake and plenty of firewood. After a quick swim, I start the fire. Like yesterday: a super enjoyable ending of the day.