Day 105: Food For Motivation

Aggersund Shelter to Lerkenfeldt Å Shelter

Distance: 38km


*Apparently Day 102 didn't show (correctly) on my blog. It should be there now and ready to be read*


Rain made for a noise night in my tiny little shelter - a shelter with a door, which helped tremendously to keep the warmth in and the wet out.


By the time I'm about to leave it's mostly dry. Dry but cold as the wind changed from west to north. I struggle to get my body warm for most of the morning, while I'm following a disused railway track. I'll call it rail-trail. Walking couldn't be easier. It's a continuous gravel track. Wonderful to follow as it passes tiny forests, villages and plenty of farmland.

Today, though, it is not the view which keeps me going but rather the anticipation of food. After 5 days without resupplying it's time to feed my backpack and stomach in Aarse, a rather large town with plenty of shops. Aldi, Lidl, Netto,... I opt for Coop though as I assume as they have the brands I'm used to from Norway. Walking into the store it turns out I am right. Not necessarily a good thing, though. With an empty stomach and and all these familiar foods, I of course over-buy. I have a hard time fitting everything into my pack. Bread and chips remain in my hands for on-the-go-snacking. Initially, my plan was to stay in a shelter in Aarse for the night. However, it does not look to inviting so I continue along the rail-trail for another 7 kilometers or 1.5 hours, which I mainly spend snacking and admiring a fabulous sunset over the flat, endless Danish farmland.

I arrive at my shelter at dusk. No time to waste as I need to repack all the food I bought. Takes me a wee while. By the time I finish, it's pitch black and cold. And temperatures will continue drop below 0°C. Glad I have my warmer sleeping bag with me this time. After cooking some broccoli I slip into my sleeping bag. Something I was looking forward to as well. Finally time to relax. I spend the following hour reading a few pages of the book "Alert" I started yesterday. It's well written and so far incredibly captivating.


Now it's blog writing time, followed by some   more food. Havre gryn, or porridge, is on the menu. Not that I am still hungry but I have to make space. So typical me... 

Rail Trail
Rail Trail
Blackberries! I wasn't expecting them so late in November.
Blackberries! I wasn't expecting them so late in November.
Autumn vibes
Autumn vibes
Straight and level for most of the day
Straight and level for most of the day
Catching some rays of the weak late November sun at Hornum Station
Catching some rays of the weak late November sun at Hornum Station
Sacking time
Sacking time
A typical view today
A typical view today
Geese formation following the sun
Geese formation following the sun
Train shelter
Train shelter
My shelter
My shelter

Write a comment

Comments: 0

© SANDRO KOSTER 

2010 - 2021