Day 4 – The Journey – Jan. 3, 2019

Day 3’s journey felt better than Day 2, right?

Unfortunately, that “feeling better” didn’t translate into sleep.  I had finished up my row at 11:15, feeling tired of body, but refreshed of my mind.  Which lead to watching TV, laying in bed, comforting my son when he awoke, and then more laying in the bed, this time looking at my phone.

Scrolling through Instagram and Facebook didn’t help soothe my mind.

When it was all said and done, I finally put my phone away at 4:00 AM, leaving me a few precious hours of rest before I would have to be up to take care of my son.

So, I was tired, which was an absolutely justifiable excuse to put off rowing until the next evening.  Or at least, I was able to justify it.  I finally broke down and went to the garage at 7:30, tired, having eaten dinner and taken no naps.  So rowing wasn’t my favorite thing to do.

I could have quit.  Who, amongst my local friends, would have blamed me, or thought poorly for it?  The problem is, or some might say the solution, that I have a group of men who would absolutely give me a hard time if I didn’t row.  In the end, I didn’t even consult them, I just got to it.

I put on some Parts Unknown, began rowing, and watched interesting tales of Georgia (the country) and Senegal.  I had just started learning about the wonderful beers and refugee crisis of Cologne, Germany, when I finished up my 12K meters for the day.

I pushed through 12 intervals of 1,000 meters, in one session.  A personal first for me.  An accomplishment.  On Day 4, no less.  Sometimes, even when you don’t want to do something, it’s best to just get on with it.  Without the willpower to do what I said I was going to do, I would have given in.  But I managed to complete a personal best, even in the face of fatigue.

We all have that in us.  I promise.  You just have to get on with it.

Here are the pictures from my Day 4 travels.

day 4 route_actual
This was the route I took for Day 4, from the municipality of Hurum, to the town of Tofte.


day 4 start
My starting point of Day 4, the eastern coast of Hurum municipality.

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This is a slide show of the close-ups I took of the route I travelled on Day 4, 9 pictures total.

day 4 end
This was my ending point for Day 4, a small inlet on the west coast of the Oslofjord, near the small town of Tofte, Norway.  The inlet seems like a protected area, and keeps me on the western side of the Oslofjord, setting me up well for when I exit the Oslofjord and enter the Skagerrak strait.

At the end of Day 4, I have travelled the following measures:

Distance:  48,142 meters

Time:  3 hours, 48 minutes, and 58.7 seconds

I hope to add some more photos of the areas I am “travelling” through, so if anyone has any photos of the areas I pass on the map, please let me know!  Additionally, I am interested in learning about all things related to the areas I pass through, so hit me up with any factoids that you may have!

Comments are appreciated, and please share with anyone who might be interested in following my travels, so to speak.


Published by Viking Mike

Just a dude trying to get to Valhalla while raising a good lil' Viking.

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