Europe N to S: Hot Water (8/16/16)

Today’s Miles: 8.2

Total Miles: 1,069.6
Tärnaby, Sweden – August 16, 2016

I duck my head and water runs down my neck and over my back. Not sweat. Not rain. Not a splash of lake or river.

Hot water. Water from a shower head. Water that washes away dirt stretching north, stretching all the way to Nordkapp and down again to Lakselv.

I stand under the shower and let the water run over me, watching layers of dirt swirl away into the drain, letting the miles fall off my skin, waiting until I feel human again.

Then I smile.
“A month and a half without a shower,” I think. “8-year-old me would be so proud.” 

6 thoughts on “Europe N to S: Hot Water (8/16/16)

  1. No wonder Roosevelt Jones left you. And it may think how we so over shower in Western culture.

    1. His name is Theodore Jones, first of all. Second of all, if you had smelled me you wouldn’t have thought I was a good representation for any non-showering argument. 🙂

      1. I thought ” Roosevelt” was his middle name? Go figure. Yes, my memory sometimes needs a battery boost. And as to the shower, I am sure there is a good point between no shower in a month and a half and a shower everyday. Love you D!!

  2. I’m gonna catch up with you if they don’t turn on my power!
    Bet that hot shower felt GREAT!

  3. Yes, a warm shower is one of the significant accomplishments of modern society. Feeling human is a good feeling. Namaste

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