Day 79: The Southbound Tick Express

Södra Holmsjön to Kråksjön

Distance: 37km

My eastwards facing vindskydd offers me an amazing view at the burning morning sky. Still nicely wrapped in my sleeping bag, I cook some porridge. Breakfast in bed. A little bit of luxury out here. 

I take it slow. Scared to walk as I know the first few steps will hard. They always are after a long day. Eventually, nature calls and the 50 steps to the toilet are torture. Luckily it only last for a couple of seconds. Once hitting the trail, everything is back in the green. Not much to write about today. So forestry roads, but mostly on great footpaths, leading me through the forest. They are overgrown though and I am an easy prey for the ticks. By 8, I have removed around 10 of them, at the end of the day, 25 maybe? I stopped counting. This really is a pain in the ass but that's just part of the trail. Something I got to deal with. 

At least I'm now on an a heading, which more or less takes me straight to the south. After all this detour to the east and west quite a relief. In fact, as of today, I'm further down south than Stockholm. Some motivation for the coming days. 

Around 17:00 I check-in at Kråksjön vindskydd. Another amazing shelter. Thank you Sweden for providing them. They make my trail life so much better. 
Today it's time for a fire again. But that comes with a price: without sawing and chopping wood, no fire. It takes me 30 minutes, however, it's a welcome change from walking. 

Good morning!
Good morning!
Leaving the lake
Leaving the lake
Me...
Me...
... enjoying today's only view.
... enjoying today's only view.
Remains of a monastery
Remains of a monastery
Hello beautiful slow worm! Must be at least 30cm. Longest I have ever seen.
Hello beautiful slow worm! Must be at least 30cm. Longest I have ever seen.
Sweden: where even the tractors are Volvo
Sweden: where even the tractors are Volvo
Passing some nice houses
Passing some nice houses
Tick express...
Tick express...
... going strong!
... going strong!
Kråksjön Vindskydd
Kråksjön Vindskydd

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Fredy Koster (Monday, 23 August 2021 22:10)

    Mighty worm and a so mighty rock, where does it come from. It looks so out of place. and Sandro, push harder :)

  • #2

    Rita Harju (Saturday, 28 August 2021 05:36)

    Lovely pictures and very Nice walk you are doing.
    Can tell that to get contact whit People you have to do The proche in citys. Swedes
    Love to dpeak and pratice english. And french and whatever. I am not moving very much this days but, are taking care few days a weeka little dog.Here name is Maja and she takes my out in Woods. She is The leder and I follow. So have Nice walk and enjoy our Lovely natur. Kepp up The good walk. And breath in The forest ok ����️�������️������ RITA

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