Day 110: Keep Pushing

Vingsted Shelter to Skodborg Shelter

Distance: 45km


A cold night, a cold morning. Luckily there's a heated toilet, where I spend a bit more time than usual to soak up some warmth before heading into the night at exactly 04:00. The first 4 hours are night hiking, the time and kilometers usually passing quickly. Probably because navigating the small backroads and paths need more concentration than during daylight. Again I find some shortcuts, which means a bit of road walk. Well, the official trail is road walk as well, just following quiet roads.


By 09:30 I reach Baekke. Time for resupply and to treat myself with some sweats. In the cold, I will burn their calories in no time. Initially I was planning on staying here but it's obviously way too early so I push on after finishing packing and eating. 2 hours after Baekke, I pass through Vejen. An neverending, straight road takes me through the town, passing what feels like a hundred barber shops and hair styles studios. The only reason I would visit them was to escape the now unpleasantly stiff, cold southerly breeze. However, I keep on pushing. The shelter I was initially eyeing is closed for construction. So there's no other way than to push on some more. After 40 kilometers on hard, flat surfaces, my body feels stiff. The cold wind does not help.


At three, 11 hours after starting, I make it to Skodborg. Town number three today and my today's spontaneous destination. Luckily my hexagonally shaped shelter offers a good protection from the wind for my 3rd last night in Denmark. Time sure is flying. 

A Viking Ship formed burial place. Apparently to send the souls of the deceased on their journey.
A Viking Ship formed burial place. Apparently to send the souls of the deceased on their journey.
A common sight today: Christmas Trees
A common sight today: Christmas Trees
Vejen
Vejen
My shelter
My shelter
Tea and porridge for dinner. Always a great combination. And yes I know, I mixed up the pot and cup (I had logistical reasons to do it that way. I'm not a walking zombie yet ;)
Tea and porridge for dinner. Always a great combination. And yes I know, I mixed up the pot and cup (I had logistical reasons to do it that way. I'm not a walking zombie yet ;)
Oh and here a photo of the Danish power outlet. The happiest outlet on earth and always a mood booster when I come across one every once in a while.
Oh and here a photo of the Danish power outlet. The happiest outlet on earth and always a mood booster when I come across one every once in a while.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Fredy (Friday, 26 November 2021 19:43)

    Dinner looks healthy, but I hope you got some desert too:), and the socket sure looks happy.
    Greetings and furthermore happy hiking.

  • #2

    Klaus & Gisela (Saturday, 27 November 2021 09:09)

    Hi Sandro. Beautiful picture and stories as usual. The hike seems a tough one in this wintery conditions. We are looking forward to meet you here in Latsch and to listen some more of your exceptional stories about your hike in the far nord of Europe.
    Take care,
    Klaus and Gisela

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