Day 77: Lost In Time And Space

Storsjön to Göljan

Distance: 40km

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.
Nora lake side
Nora lake side
Lovely morning
Lovely morning
Old phone booth I assume
Old phone booth I assume
Downtown Nora
Downtown Nora
Who's that?
Who's that?
Exploring the mining history
Exploring the mining history
Mushroom as big as Fredy's hat
Mushroom as big as Fredy's hat
Some nice trail
Some nice trail
Blackberries for a change
Blackberries for a change
A nice view before...
A nice view before...
... dropping down into a mystical valley
... dropping down into a mystical valley
Colorful part of the trail
Colorful part of the trail
Amazing Göljan vindskydd
Amazing Göljan vindskydd
Maestro of the flames
Maestro of the flames
Good night
Good night

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