While they were preparing the bike, I went to pick up some more items I've come up with. Caffeine (For those early mornings), painkillers, salve for sore muscles and some salve for wounds and blisters. I even picked up a bike helmet I knew was on sale. Following that I had some time to kill, and ended up sitting on some stairs on Hötorget in the centre of Stockholm, enjoying two boxes of delicious raspberries! All of a sudden, two hours ahead of schedule, I get a text from the bike store saying my bike is already ready for pickup, and I head there straight away. She was now fully furnished with everything you could possible imagine, and she was beautiful! The colour I was a bit unsure about yesterday, today looked very nice, and I'm quite liking it. I get the formalities sorted out, get my fourth dose of great customer treatment from said store, and off I go.
|Sadly the best picture I managed to get|
late at night in poor light conditions!
The day was not over with that, however! David, a good friend of mine, informed me about being in possession of freeze dried food I might be interested in. He himself had acquired it as preparations for the impending, and certain, zombie apocalypse. For the moment the expiration dates were arriving at a far swifter pace, and therefore he suggested I might as well put them to use. That we certainly will! Thank you once again, I highly appreciate it!
Tomorrow is going to be the last day in port, and there are a number of tasks to be finalized! I'm feeling fairly comfortable, though still getting the occasional pre-travel nervousness. It feels like I have "most" of the important things figured out. But I'm also very aware that several things I've simply had to accept being uncertain and unresolved. We still don't have any analogue maps, for instance. It's an issue I haven't been able to find any good enough solution to. I know most of the planned route by heart, and for the rest I'm going to rely on my beloved Nexus S.
Now I'm knackered and heading to bed. This is going to be legen-wait for it-dary!