Distance: 57.3 km
Average: 19.0 km/h
Total distance: 57 km
I’m finally on the road! What a mix of emotions the departure day was. Yesterday there was still a million things to finish before leaving, and with all the butterflies in the stomach I didn’t get much sleep during the night.
I did find it very difficult emotionally to pack all the stuff I had been buying into the panniers for the very first time. It feels like I’m not only leaving materialistic things behind here in Denmark, but also a part of myself. It could be a very long time before I’m back again.
At midday I cycled into the central square in Copenhagen where I would meet my family and friends. Everyone I passed on the road looked like they had a normal doing going to and from school or work. For me everything was anything but normal!
It was indeed a difficult goodbye, but between all the butterflies and sadness there was another feeling as well. A feeling of relief to finally be doing what I have been thinking about for so long. There will be a price to pay, but for now I really want to be on the road.
And as the bell on the City Hall Tower rang to signal it was two o’clock, it was time to set off into the unknown.