Departure. We're on our way since 18 May 2015 and we're going slowly, because Albi recently got rid of his wisdom teeth and the effect of meds is still persisting. It's good to walk through well-known realms at first. So we can test out things like baggage, length of the stages and our strength. The first evening already made clear: We have to shorten the daily distances. The backpacks are being re-packed and the baggage is sorted out.
Hanna's mum and her partner deliver the catering: luxurios barbecue. The first night in the tent is exhausting: It's raining the whole night, everything is wet and it's damn cold. The next day we decide to hike only 5 kilometers until Rerik and then hitchhike to Wismar to Hanna's dad's place. Fortunately, Albi's mum ist working in the county. She treats us some coffee and cake and takes us to Wismar by car. You'll notice: We're starting slowly and comfortably.
In Wismar we will replan the stages, organize the last missing things and ask several churches if they could host us. Maybe we're kind of effete, but apparently, we're not tough enough for the tent yet. May still presents itself as quite cold and wet. Besides, we will try to hitchike long asphalt routes.
On the weekend we'll go further to the West. The next big destination is Kiel.
Near Nienhagen, Germany