Empty Days

Friday, September 03, 2004



Call of the road.

If I wanted to go again I would need a somewhat warmer sleeping bag - I've been quite lucky for the duration of my trip because nights were all above 10C, except for the first one on Tuesday August 24th when I felt some serious chill due to low temps that night and lots of humidity (I camped in high grass, of all places). That's when I fully appreciated the wool blanket I took with me to supplement the flimsy sleeping bag - I put on a thick wool-sweater, rolled in the wool blanket inside the bag and was finally able to sleep until the morning. But without a tent you can't really do it every single night - either the bag has to be a monster of warmth or you have to have something really thick and warm to put on your back.

Of course it's true that I can't buy a warmer bag - but I might take another, fater wool-blanket with me, even though it would be pretty bulky on the back rack. It's also true that I won't be able to go with my canvas sneakers in September - once again because of much friskier temps in general. Having wet feet is a piece of cake when temps are warm, but it becomes a great problem when chill is in the air.

Basically I was lucky to catch the last warm days of summer - ever since my return on 1st of September nights have been really frisky. I got back just in time, it seems.





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