Day 8: Iggesund to Bergafjärden

Distance: 106km

Elevation: 1.100m

In my little hut by the lake I slept like a baby for 12 hours. I remember waking up with a big smile. Throat is fine again.

All my clothes are clean again and smell nice. That is worth mentioning, I find.

By the time I was on the bike it was 11am – and I felt really naughty. I took it easy and then the sun came out – unplanned. I cycled alongside the coastline without actually seeing the Baltic Sea. Hard to imagine for a German, but here the actual coastline is oftentimes not accessible here.

The air was fresh from the nearby ocean and sky was blue – wonderful. I enjoyed to be out of the unpopulated woods of the high moor plateau. This area has more infrastructure and hence feels a bit lighter. It is more forgiving with regards to mistakes, e.g. not packing enough water.

Today I crossed the 1.000km mark. Another 1.500km to go to the North Cape. A big part will be through areas with little infrastructure. Today, I rearranged some of my baggage so that I win more space for food and supplies going forward.

Found a very nice camp ground directly by the sea. First thing tomorrow will be a swim in the sea then.

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