01. September 2021
Day 89: A Taste Of Göteborg
Stora Härsjön to Langvattnet
As one of my favorite followers correctly observed yesterday, the vindskydd was located right under the departure axis of Göteborg Airport.
While the German couple and I were sitting around the fire, taking a trip down the memory lane and exchanging stories of northern Scandinavia, I regularly looked skyward, admiring the aircraft climbing into the vast Scandinavian sky, their navigation lights becoming more and more visible as the sky turned from yellow to dark blue and finally black.
With the fire on it's last legs, it was time to say good night.
I had a good sleep until I was woken up by the rustle of a plastic bag. This familiar sound can only mean trouble. And sure is. Food from today's food bag is scattered all over the vindskydd. The thief ate its way through my cotton bag - the hole clearly visible. Luckily only the peanuts and raisin were stolen. The chocolate, my main concern, was left untouched. Not so bad after all.
After unsuccessfully trying to sleep a bit longer, I leave for the outskirts of Göteborg. It's mostly on well formed, well marked hiking trails. Eventually, the trail gets surprisingly rocky and steep in parts. Parts where I realize, how stiff my body really is.
Going is hard today. However, at one point, I catch a great glimpse of Göteborg, can even spot the cargo port in the far distance. The sea!
This gives me a lot of motivation and on a busy but lovely lakeside trail, I now follow a more southerly heading again.
Eventually, I spot a lovely new shelter on a peninsula. I didn't know it existed but it's perfect for the night. Spontaneously I decide to end today's hike here.
For the first time I share a shelter. It's huge so there's plenty of space for me and a German long distance hiker, who has been hiking across Sweden for 1000km.
We get along well, exchanging trail stories. Feels good to finally meet some other long distance hiker again!