25. August 2021
Day 82: Precious Water
Röåsjön to Vitsjön
And sure enough, I had the vindskydd all for myself during a windy but extremely mild night.
My belly coped with the filthy water just fine, even though it made some strange sounds. Like a warning not to repeat that.
Today's hike a mix of okay hiking trails, farm and forest tracks. Shortly after leaving the vindskydd, I slip on a sandy, steep descent. I hit my knee slightly. Nothing to worry about. Yet it shows that while the trail is not demanding anymore, I still need to concentrate.
There's a bit of drizzle in the morning. The first sign of the bad weather slowly creeping up and which will hit my area tonight. Well, after one week of sunshine, I should be able to handle two rainy days.
What currently is a challenge is drinking water. On the one hand my broken filter is not exactly helpful on the other hand there simply isn't any water apart from some filthy streams and ponds. I wouldn't even drink that after filtering it.
Luckily the Swedes are a helpful bunch of people. I ask a sweet old lady, who is sitting in her garden for some water. She happily agrees. Even though we don't speak a common language, I can more or less explain what journey I am on. She seems impressed and even asks for a photo :)
After this lovely encounter I continue. Feels good to have a full water bottle and having talked to someone again.
Before 16:00 I arrive at Vitsjön vindskydd. It doesn't disappoint. Wonderful location by the lake. As usual.
I settle in, preparing for an initially stormy and then rainy night.