Two of the most indecisive people decided to make a decision. We decided it was time to decide what comes after the Camino. After all, we only have about 200 kilometers to go until we reach the end. Typically we require at least twice that distance for the decision-making process, but this walk must be bringing out the best in us.
In an attempt to avoid the sweatiness of Morocco and some of the other humid contenders for our summertime locale we have decided to head north to Norway for a couple of months to visit with Gunnar and Lise, family friends of David. Norway boasts long, sunny days, hot saunas and refreshing lakes. We look forward to relaxing there among good company and having the opportunity to do some cooking for the first time in too long. We also must admit that we are nearly fed up with Spanish food (though we still can’t get enough tortilla de patata!) and we are interested in exploring the food culture in Norway.
We also hope to be able to put into effect the RICES protocol for our bodies from the knees down. RICES of course stands for Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate, Sauna. We anticipate our time in Norway will be relaxing and pleasant with Gunnar, Lise, waterfalls, lakes, fjords, midnight sun, fresh fish, laying in grassy fields, some museums and some row boat rides.
We suppose it’s not truly a plan until we know the details of how and when we will actually arrive to Norway, which we have yet to sort out, but we still have to walk to the end of the earth first.