Total Miles: 2,928.4
Near Nassau, Germany – November 22, 2016
I almost forgot how easy it is to walk without rain and cold, to simply move. The miles came easy, drifting over hills, past fields, through forests and villages.
It wasn’t a particularly beautiful day. The clouds didn’t break apart into wispy shapes, the blue sky never made an appearance, there were no spectacular vistas or dramatic landscapes, but I didn’t have to think much and my hands never went numb. Navigate a turn here or there, check the map once in a while, but mostly just go.
I stopped to eat lunch on a bench in a small town. I sat there, resting, watching people wander by, spooning out mouthfuls of yogurt, and realizing how long it had been since the weather was nice enough to just sit for a moment. The bench was dry. The sky wasn’t threatening. The air was warm enough that I didn’t have to keep moving. I could just sit.
The definition of luxury is always relative.