Day 14 – the Journey – Jan. 13, 2019

There is a song by Alan Jackson, called “Midnight in Montgomery“.  Great song, really meaningful.  The chorus, goes like this:

‘Cause it’s midnight in Montgomery,
Just hear that whip-poor-will
See the stars light up the purple sky,
Feel that lonesome chill,
‘Cause when the wind is right,
You’ll hear his song,
Smell whisky in the air,
Midnight in Montgomery,
He’s always singin’ there,

My midnight rowing sessions are starting to inspire their own song chorus…sang to the same tune as Midnight in Montgomery.  And here it is:

“Midnight On My Rower” by VikingMike

‘Cause it’s midnight on my Rower,
Just hear that fly-wheel
See the stars light up behind my eyes, 
Feel that lonesome chill,
‘Cause when the drag is right,
And the stroke is strong,
Smell sweat inside my beard,
Midnight on my Rower,
I’m always sittin’ here,

Here’s to you, Alan.  Day 14 photos are below.

day 14 route_actual
This was the route I took for Day 14, from the island of Medulen, further along the Norwegian coast to the island of Jomfruland, on the inside coast. 
day 14 start
My starting point of Day 13, the island of Medulen.

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This is a slide show of the close-ups I took of the route I travelled on Day 14, 9 pictures in total.

day 14 end
This was my ending point for Day 14, the long and narrow island of Jomfruland.  The island is very long and narrow, so I chose the inside coast, toward Norway, to provide for some protection from any waves or storms, hopefully.

At the end of Day 14, I have travelled the following measures:

Distance:  168,322 meters

Time:  13 hours, 21 minutes, and 8.5 seconds

Day 14 saw me have to make a choice…stay to the outside of Jomfruland and potentially sleep on a pebble…or stay to the inside and be showered with praise, valuables, and easy travel.

Or say that I refuse to do any more midnight sessions.

All choices have about as much likelihood as another.


Published by Viking Mike

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

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