Monthly Archives: October 2010

Road walking 1

A long days walk today. Got off to a slightly late start. Lots of local fog in the morning that cleared up by noon. The area I am walking in has lots and lots of rivers and ditches going in different directions. There are large rivers that are not marked […]

Flat landscape 1

There was dense fog the first couple of hours of walking today. Then the sun broke through and warmed up things. I was excited to reach a part of the route where there probably was some Great Wall. I got there, and first followed a ditch in the landscape. There […]

A day with strong wind

Woke up late and was amazingly feeling good again. No more high temperature. The shin felt better. I went to the largest pharmacist in town and got Ibux painkillers and a thick cream. Painkillers for the shin, and cream for my heel and two fingers. The climate is getting very […]

Quick update

Have walked 29, 40 and 0 kilometres the last three days. Yesterday I was in bed all day long with a high temperature, and getting better from a strange tendonitis in my left leg. Luckily the fever is over today, and the leg feels a little better, so I will […]

Painful shin

Walked hard trying to keep up my new pace. With no sun and a strong wind, it was really chilly. On the first day I felt a pain on the front of my left lower leg (the shin?). It got progressively worse during the day but was still walkable at […]

Rain, snow and wind 1

Sunday 24th of October I used a driver today who told me that a massive reservoir will be built here (near my end point yesterday) in 2-3 years time. His house will be submerged, as will his relatives and a few tens of thousands of other people’s homes. Asking him […]

All these rivers

Had a pretty good day today even though I got off to a slightly later start than usual. Although the weather report said nice weather for today, it was very gray, and at noon it started raining. First quite heavily, but it eased off. I ended up walking in the […]

Pushing the envelope 2

Friday 22. of October I started walking early today wanting to get as far as possible. It starts getting dark about five o’clock and it is getting to the point where every hours counts. My visa runs out in the beginning of December, and I have decided to try to […]

Back walking

Thursday 21. of October I took the high speed train back to Huludao. It is a joy to use such an efficient means of transport. The contrast was huge when I sat on a bus to get to Huludao city center afterwards. The first 20 minutes went very slowly, between […]