Already 3 years now since my amazing Journey across Canada, time going so fast!
Everyday I still have flash of this wonderful adventure and I’m sure will have forever as it’s an experience who mark you for life!
Last time I updated you I was preparing my Ironman Mallorca and did finish to be my 9th Ironman finish (when you did one you become addicted 😉 )
I know that I promise you some photos of my trip but with over 4000 it’s quite a job as I don’t want show them unprocessed but I will put some on-line slowly 😉
I remember that when I prepared my Journey I checked on-line websites about it to find some information to organize it and will provide soon some service from basic information request to complete planning of your trip 😉
Some people don’t understand why it’s so difficult to re adapt to a “normal” life after this kind of expedition.
First of all even if I was quite faster that I expected (52 days instead of 70 on the road) it still a long time where you adopt a daily routine who’s quite totally different that our everyday life. Wild camping is great and rewarding but as you can imagine the opposite of our modern life. I remember my first night at the hotel who was the worst ever!
For many the destination is the Journey who bring us to it and of course the goal is the “finish line” but the Journey is what make the expedition so amazing and in your mind they are no “finish line”. I remember that after Quebec city I started to have some blues as I knew that the Journey was entering in the final stage!
Then you will say why I did it in 52 days instead of the 70 planned? Well you have to understand that it’s the first time I was doing touring bicycle and that I have more a sportive competitor mind-set who do long distance triathlon (Ironman) who need his daily “shot” of effort and pain to feel good 😉
Freedom is a tough part to re adapt as on the road especially in wild camping set you feel so free of any commitment. The best moment was just before sunset when looking for a spot for the night as you never know if you will get a 1 star or 5 stars “hotel room” 😉
And finally during the Journey you meet great people and see so amazing landscapes, wildlife, sunsets, sunrises,.. check it out the following photos of the Tower Lake in Ontario and you don’t hear the howling wolves and other wildlife sound!
Now you can understand why isn’t only difficult to come back to “normal” life but impossible!
Few days since my Journey across Canada finished but still and will be for sure over there at least on my mind!
I started to slowly re-adapt myself to a “normal” life and started to look over the 4k photos I took along the road. Of course I have millions in my head but it’s funny how each photo I watch remind me immediately memories of the instant like I was there!
As I said on the start of my Journey I will focus on the adventure and not at the person doing it and I just realize I kept this quite good as on the 4k+ photos only 6 I’m on it 😉
In fact for many of you it will be the first time you will see me and hope you will not be too disappointed 😉 And don’t worry many others well more interesting photos will follow soon.
Almost there but actually on the plane from Copenhagen to Manchester…! I started to feel the effect of 52 days of biking, wild camping and time zones effect as I got horrible pain on my leg as they are not use to walk anymore I guess Never had pain on my leg during my Journey across Canada but now I guess my body will need some time to reacclimatize to “normal” life! And I don’t even want talk about the mind as I feel already some blues and aftermath expedition effect is on the corner
Even if I was eating and fueling myself correctly (1 bread per day, snack and liquid) I realized that I lost quite some weight when I putted back my civil clothes…Was already not heavy now I should get discount on the plane ticket Pasta, rice and junk food will fix that in 1 week!
I started to write the missing daily blog day and will post them as soon as possible when I will eventually arrive at home!
I will process as well the 4k photos and you can imagine it will take some time too. I’m not sure yet of the quality of them as even if I used a good camera (Eos 550D with a 10-20 mm lens) my photography specialties is long exposure night landscape photography. And with the small notebook I had with me it was not possible to check them correctly. Depending of the quality I will decide how, how many and where I will publish them. For sure some on the blog and other on my photographic website (www.DolwolfianPhotography.com). Even maybe a calendar if the quality worth it of course.
And even if I couldn’t film all Journey with my GoPro camera due to battery problem I have some nice video as well that I will publish depending of the quality of them on the blog and YouTube.
As you see I will be quite busy during my recuperation or rehabilitation at the normal life