Northbound Into The Darkness

22 hours, 6 different trains. It's been an exhausting journey. Hence I will keep it short and sweet today.

Yes, it was long trip but luckily all trains were never really busy, especially as I got further north. 

Speaking of the north: Skagen is on approximately the same latitude as Göteborg, which lies a couple of kilometers to my east. I never really realized how far north I'd resume my hike until today. It took me 7 hours from the German border up to the top of Denmark and the intercity trains weren't exactly slow.

Quite a distance to walk back. I roughly measured 500 to 600 kilometers while killing time in the train. It will take me a wee while.


But let me worry about it tomorrow. Today, I am happy to have found my shelter in the middle of a pitch black forest. 

Being so far north, the days are short. It gets bright at 8am, dark at 4pm. So once I finally step out of the last train at 5pm, I step right into darkness. 

While my mood and motivation in the train  were, like last summer in Norway, low, they immediately get a boost once I spot the shelter (GPS saved my day ;) as it brings back many good summer memories.


It's only 7:15pm but I am already fully ready to sleep. The journey surely has taken its toll. No more trains tomorrow. I sure won't miss them but might dream of them tonight.  


Boarding a Copenhagen bound train in Hamburg
Boarding a Copenhagen bound train in Hamburg
Making myself comfortable in the Skagen Kiltplantage Hulsigstien Shelter
Making myself comfortable in the Skagen Kiltplantage Hulsigstien Shelter

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  • #1

    George Mills (Wednesday, 17 November 2021 10:07)

    Sandro I see youare on your way with a beach walk. Reminiscent of the TA. All the best for your next section of the E1

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