At the first days, I wanted to reach the destination as fast as possible. I was hurrying forward. But my experience says, that in a long journey one should not hurry. Why?
Because one gets exhausted quickly if in a hurry, and then need more recovery time. And that recovery time must be comfortable.
So I was slowing down myself to make the mandatory rest stop, not to cycle more than 70 kilos a day.
And then I realized, that my final destination is actually … the city where I live. It’s a round trip, with no particular point B. Tallinn you say? But I will visit Kuressaare also. Which is more important? Tallinn is symbolic. Kuressaare is fun.
So, if I wish to reach the destination as quick as possible, I should go back home. Then I will end my trip in a few days. But I want it to be long!
The final destination of your life is death. So, don’t hurry there.
From a diary of The Baltic Connection – 33 days long bicycle trip.