Cycling with depression day 8


Charlotte, Button and I are cycling the Danish Baltic Bicycle Route. (Day0, Day1, Day2, Day3, Day4, Day5, Day6, Day7)

I am happy to report that the soccer/socks work, even though I am wearing them the worng way. I have folded them in the middle down, so the cuff for under the knees is over my toes again. So my feet are covered in 2 layers. It worked they stayed warm. But a new problem came up…

Around 2 am I woke up because I was really cold – from the ground up. My sleeping pad did get a little soft on my the last nights, but I thought it was due to the tempreature drop at night. But this night it was almost flat and for that did not isolate me from the cold ground anymore. So I had to get me -as a sleeping-bag-worm of the pad to reinflate it and hope for the best. It was very soft again in the morning, but it endured well enough.

I do have patches and such with me, but I do not know where the leak is, so I can not glue it on. I was considering dipping it into the Baltic Sea today, since my canpground is just at the beach, but it did look a little foggy and was moving to much, I probably wouldn‘t have seen anything and just get everything wet.

Well, to jump back to last night, I had some pretty weird dreams about the sleeping pad after that. Luckily I can not remember them anymore.

But it definitely messed up my routine and concentration and so I left the campground at 11:20 am. So we started cycling and all the benches for breaks I always noticed to late, or there was a lot of traffic in between. So we cycled until Nykøbing without any breaks.

Entering the next island: Falster. Still on Lolland the view of the bridge:

And my rest spot just on the other side looking back:

After a long lunch break we cycled on, mostly close to the coast until we reached Marielyst. Where they had those nice chairs in their shopping/eating plaza:

Then there was the last leg of todays tour, with a little bit of fighting the wind until we reached the campground for the night. They had a nice store attached to their reception and guess what I found? Powdered mashed potatoes. Of course I had to buy some, not knowing if I will find it again. Even though I first have to finish the pasta or the pesto will turn bad.

So wish me luck with my sleeping pad tonight…

We cycled today:

~41 km

Total km on this tour so far: ~265km

money spent:

128 DKK for the campground

49.90 DKK at the store for mashed potatoes and sirup

I will be writing again tomorrow so you can pedal along with us!

If there is anything you would like to know about, please do not hesitate to ask. I am happy to include your interest in my reports if possible.

keep exploring and smiling

your Fairy



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